Study Looks At What Works Best To Fix Long Island’s Roads

Sep 10, 2019

A new study conducted by two trade industry groups found that Long Island's roads are fixed faster when local governments pay for a single project.

That’s because the cost of materials can change over time in open-ended and multiyear contracts.

The study says local government spending is responsible for two-thirds of Long Island road repairs.

Lawmakers are still in the process of developing the region’s next five-year road repair plan. 

New York allocated $1.5 billion for road repairs under a previous plan. But the plan due next April is expected to receive far less state money next year.