Mayor Patrick Madden announces $12.8M in Federal Funding for Troy Seawall Stabilization Project

Mayor Patrick Madden announces $12.8M in Federal Funding for Troy Seawall Stabilization Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 29, 2016
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Mayor Patrick Madden announces $12.8M in Federal Funding for Troy Seawall Stabilization Project

TROY, NYMayor Patrick Madden today announced that $12.8 million in federal funding has been awarded to the City of Troy to finance the city’s Seawall Stabilization project. The funding was made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for use toward improvements to approximately 7,750 linear feet of seawall in downtown Troy.

“The additional funding for the City of Troy’s seawall stabilization project to provide for needed structural upgrades is welcome news for the Collar City,” said Troy Mayor Patrick Madden. “I want to thank Governor Cuomo and Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for their support for this critically important infrastructure improvement project and look forward to continue working closely with our local, state and federal partners as we move ahead to the next phase of operations.”

“This is a good example of how local, state and the federal government is working side-by-side to help our communities build stronger and safer,” said New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner John P. Melville. “I am pleased that we have been able to help the City of Troy submit a much needed project to FEMA and that they are moving forward with construction.”

Project upgrades include new steel and concrete additions to the bulkhead to strengthen the structural integrity of the seawall, which will protect nearby structures and sewer infrastructure systems from potential breaches. This is the second installment of funding awarded by FEMA for seawall reconstruction and repair operations and will be administered by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

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