Road crews statewide win prevailing wage for excavation projects

Utility company contractors and subcontractors must follow prevailing wage provisions on projects that require a permit to excavate or open a street under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

The Roadway Excavation Quality Assurance Act mandates construction workers are paid the prevailing wage on such projects, and contributes to reliable utility service for ratepayers, Hochul said.