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Driver Hospitalized After Striking Fire Hydrant On Road In Millwood Driver Hospitalized After Striking Fire Hydrant On Road In Millwood
Driver Hospitalized After Striking Fire Hydrant On Road In Millwood Several water mains had to be turned off after a driver hit a Northern Westchester fire hydrant while experiencing a medical emergency. The crash happened in Millwood on Saturday, July 13 just before 10:30 a.m., when a vehicle struck a hydrant near the intersection of Seven Bridges Road and Millwood Road (Route 133), according to the Millwood Fire Department. Arriving first responders and police found that the driver was suffering from a medical emergency and removed them from the vehicle before performing life-saving measures. The driver was later taken to a nearby hospital in a "conscious…
Stretch Of Northern Westchester Roadway To Be Closed For Months Stretch Of Northern Westchester Roadway To Be Closed For Months
Stretch Of Northern Westchester Roadway To Be Closed For Months A monthslong closure has been announced for a stretch of a roadway in Northern Westchester County. The New York State Department of Transportation advised motorists that Route 116 in North Salem will be closed to traffic between Baxter Road/Keeler Road and Titicus Road/Peach Lake Road. The closure will be from Monday, July 15, through Monday, Sept.16, to facilitate a culvert replacement.  Motorists should follow the posted detour as an alternate.
Section Of Busy Route In Northern Westchester To Close For Extended Time: Here's Where Section Of Busy Route In Northern Westchester To Close For Extended Time: Here's Where
Section Of Busy Route In Northern Westchester To Close For Extended Time: Here's Where Part of a well-traveled route in Northern Westchester will soon close to traffic for a month as construction crews replace a blocked culvert.  The stretch of Route 116/121 between Baxter Road and the intersection of Route 121 (Peach Lake Road) and Route 116 (Titicus Road) will be closed for several weeks for culvert replacement by the New York State Department of Transportation. Warren Lucas The work to begin clearing the culvert began on Monday, July 8. However, the closure will not begin until later in the week or the next week depending on the track of Hurricane Beryl, Lucas …
2-Year Project Begins At Cortlandt Traffic Circle: Delays Expected 2-Year Project Begins At Cortlandt Traffic Circle: Delays Expected
2-Year Project Begins At Cortlandt's Annsville Circle As a result of flooding and safety concerns, a busy traffic circle in Northern Westchester will undergo a two-year renovation project that will likely cause delays for motorists.  The reconstruction project began on Monday, July 8 at the Annsville Circle in the Town of Cortlandt, officials announced.  According to the town, the project was planned by the New York State Department of Transportation because of the circle's recurrent flooding. Additionally, the circle is now considered hazardous because of the need for motorists to merge in and out of traffic.  During the proje…
Expected Completion Date Announced For Years-Long Bridge Repair Project In Westchester Expected Completion Date Announced For Years-Long Bridge Repair Project In Westchester
Expected Completion Date Announced For Years-Long Bridge Repair Project In Westchester A multi-year project to repair a busy bridge in Westchester now has an estimated completion date.  According to Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, construction activity on the Ardsley Road Bridge over the Sprain Brook Parkway, which has been under repair for four years, will be completed by May 2025.  The project to repair the New York State-owned bridge has been "one of the longest construction projects on any bridge in the region," Feiner said on Thursday, July 4.  According to Andre Greaves-Burrows, the Engineer-in-Charge of the New York State Department of Tran…
Update: Paving Project To Begin On Busy Route In Westchester, Last Several Weeks Update: Paving Project To Begin On Busy Route In Westchester, Last Several Weeks
Update: Paving Project To Begin On Busy Route In Westchester, Last Several Weeks A paving project is set to soon affect traffic and parking on a well-traveled route in a Westchester village for several weeks, officials announced. The construction project is set to affect Broadway (Route 9) in the village of Dobbs Ferry beginning on Monday evening, June 17, Dobbs Ferry village officials announced. Earlier Report - Paving Work To Impact Parking Along Route 9 In Dobbs Ferry The paving, which will last around six to eight weeks, will begin at the southern border with Hastings-on-Hudson near Farragut Avenue and move northward towards Irvington.  According to offi…
Stretch Of Busy Road Named After 6 Fallen Veterans Who Graduated From Northern Westchester HS Stretch Of Busy Road Named After 6 Fallen Veterans Who Graduated From Northern Westchester HS
Stretch Of Busy Road Named After 6 Fallen Veterans Who Graduated From Northern Westchester HS A stretch of a well-traveled road in Northern Westchester has been dedicated to six fallen veterans who graduated from a nearby high school, officials announced. A section of Route 121 in Lewisboro will now be known as the “John Jay High School Veterans Memorial Highway” following a ceremony held at the school's front lawn on Saturday, May 25, New York State Sen. Pete Harckham and Assemblymember Chris Burdick announced.  The renaming honors the memory of four veterans who graduated from John Jay and died in service during the Vietnam War:  Pfc. Kenneth Richard Jaconett…
$20M To Go Toward Improving Deteriorating Northern Westchester Roadway $20M To Go Toward Improving Deteriorating Northern Westchester Roadway
$20M To Go Toward Improving Deteriorating Northern Westchester Roadway State officials have announced that tens of millions of dollars are set to fund much-needed improvements on a well-traveled but neglected thoroughfare in Northern Westchester. In an announcement on Wednesday, May 8, New York State Sen. Pete Harckham and Assemblymember Dana Levenberg revealed that $20 million in funds would go toward improving conditions on a stretch of the Briarcliff Manor – Peekskill Parkway (Route 9A). The funding, set aside by the New York State Department of Transportation, will cover the segment of Route 9A between the Taconic State Parkway and Pleasantville …
Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village
Paving Work To Impact Parking, Cause Noise Along Busy Route In This Westchester Village A paving project is set to soon affect a stretch of a busy route in a Westchester County village, officials warned. The construction project is set to affect Broadway (Route 9) in the village of Dobbs Ferry after Memorial Day, officials announced on Tuesday, May 7.  According to village officials, the work will be part of a larger effort commenced by the New York State Department of Transportation to repair catch basins, install American Disability Act-compliant ramps, and repave Route 9 between Executive Boulevard in Yonkers and Gracemere Road in Tarrytown.  Crews are now focuse…
Stretch Of Route 6/202 In Cortlandt Reopens After Crash Stretch Of Route 6/202 In Cortlandt Reopens After Crash
Stretch Of Route 6/202 In Cortlandt Reopens After Crash This story has been updated. A stretch of a busy main route in Northern Westchester is now open after a trailer separated from a truck and hit a retaining wall, police said. Route 6/202 (Goat Trail) between Route 9D and Route 9 in the town of Cortlandt is now open following a crash on Monday afternoon, April 29, according to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police. According to Hicks, the crash happened when a trailer loaded with sheetrock separated from a truck and slammed into a retaining wall along the roadway.  A crane was needed to remove the sheetrock from the trailer to …
After The Quake: All NY State Agencies To Review Infrastructure, Assess Potential For Damage After The Quake: All NY State Agencies To Review Infrastructure, Assess Potential For Damage
After The Quake: All NY State Agencies To Review Infrastructure, Assess Potential For Damage All state agencies in New York will review critical infrastructure and assess the potential for damage following an earthquake and multiple aftershocks.  Gov. Kathy Hochul made that announcement as the US Geological Survey has detected at least 25 aftershocks in Central New Jersey, many of which have been felt in New York and across the region, following the original 4.8 magnitude quake at 10:23 a.m. Friday, April 5. “My top priority is keeping people safe, and I have directed state personnel to take all necessary precautions following yesterday's historic earthquake,” Hochul said. “At…
Bridge Work To Cause Lane Shifts, Closures Along I-95, I-287 In Westchester For 5 Months Bridge Work To Cause Lane Shifts, Closures Along I-95, I-287 In Westchester For 5 Months
Bridge Work To Cause Lane Shifts, Closures Along I-95, I-287 In Westchester For 5 Months An ongoing bridge replacement project is set to cause several lane shifts and reductions on Interstate 95 and 287 in Westchester for more than five months, officials announced.  The new lane configurations, which will affect Interstate 95 and Interstate 287 in Rye and Port Chester, will go into effect on Monday, April 1 at 8 p.m. and are expected to continue through Sunday, Sept. 15, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  The lane shifts and reductions will allow crews to work on the ongoing project to replace the bridges carrying I-287 over Midland Avenue.…
Village Seeks $20M To Help Fix 'Outdated, Dilapidated' Main Route In Northern Westchester Village Seeks $20M To Help Fix 'Outdated, Dilapidated' Main Route In Northern Westchester
Village Seeks $20M To Help Fix 'Outdated, Dilapidated' Main Route In Northern Westchester A village in Northern Westchester is urging state officials to allocate $20 million toward designing improvements for a busy main route that has fallen into disrepair.  In an announcement on Thursday, March 21, Briarcliff Manor village officials urged New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and the State Assembly to allocate $20 million in the new state budget for the preliminary design of improvements for Route 9A, which they say is "outdated and dilapidated."  The request follows the completion of a yearlong study into Route 9A conducted by the New York State Department of Transportation. I…
Filming To Take Place On Busy Main Road In Westchester: Here's When Filming To Take Place On Busy Main Road In Westchester: Here's When
Filming To Take Place On Busy Main Road In Westchester: Here's When Officials are warning motorists that filming will be taking place on a busy main road in Westchester and may cause traffic delays. The filming will take place on Thursday, March 21 between 7 p.m. and midnight on both directions of Route 9 in Sleepy Hollow between Sleepy Hollow High School and Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant, according to Sleepy Hollow village officials.  Officials said there may be brief traffic delays as a result of the filming, which has been approved by the state Department of Transportation. Motorists are advised to avoid driving in the area during the filming.…
Renovated Service Area Opens On Parkway In Westchester: Features Larger Store, More Restrooms Renovated Service Area Opens On Parkway In Westchester: Features Larger Store, More Restrooms
Renovated Service Area Opens On Parkway In Westchester: Features Larger Store, More Restrooms A newly renovated service area with upgraded facilities located along a busy parkway in Westchester is now open to travelers, officials announced.  The opening of the upgraded Mamaroneck River service area, located along the Hutchinson River Parkway between Exit 13 (Mamaroneck Avenue) and Exit 14 (North Street) in White Plains, was announced by the New York State Department of Transportation on Friday, March 8.  The renovated service area now has an expanded convenience store that still retains the original building's architectural features, which are meant to reflect the historic…
Crews Repairing Pot Holes On State Roads In Somers Crews Repairing Pot Holes On State Roads In Somers
Crews Repairing Pot Holes On State Roads In Somers Crews are taking advantage of the rain-free weather to make much-needed repairs to Northern Westchester roadways.  In an announcement on Thursday, Feb. 1, the New York State Department of Transportation said that crews are "aggressively" patching state roadways while the weather allows them to.  Some of the roadways being patched include Route 118 in Somers and the Sprain Brook Parkway, officials said on social media.  Anyone who encounters a pothole on state roadways is asked to call 800-POTHOLE to report them. 
Update: Leak Causing Icy Conditions On Busy Westchester Road To Be Addressed, Officials Say Update: Leak Causing Icy Conditions On Busy Westchester Road To Be Addressed, Officials Say
Update: Leak Causing Icy Conditions On Busy Westchester Road To Be Addressed, Officials Say A leak along a busy Westchester roadway that has been contributing to dangerous icy conditions for years will soon be fixed with construction work, officials said.  Over the past couple of years, a leak on West Hartsdale Avenue (Route 100A) in Hartsdale has caused icy conditions during the colder months as a result of water flowing down the road. However, officials from the New York State Department of Transportation are planning to soon begin work on fixing the leak, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said on Tuesday, Jan. 23.  Earlier Report - Leak Causes 'Dangerous Ic…
Ramp Between Busy Parkways In Westchester To Close: Here's When Ramp Between Busy Parkways In Westchester To Close: Here's When
Ramp Between Busy Parkways In Westchester To Close: Here's When Motorists are being warned that a ramp between two busy parkways in Westchester will be affected by upcoming closures.  The ramp from the eastbound Cross County Parkway to Exit 9 (southbound Hutchinson River Parkway) in Mount Vernon will close between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on both Monday, Jan. 22, and Wednesday, Jan. 24, the New York State Department of Transportation announced.  Motorists traveling in the area are asked to use the posted detour as an alternative route.  The closure will allow crews to perform guide rail repairs, officials said. 
Lane Closure To Affect Stretch Of Parkway In Westchester For Week Lane Closure To Affect Stretch Of Parkway In Westchester For Week
Lane Closure To Affect Stretch Of Parkway In Westchester For Week A long stretch of a parkway in Westchester is set to be affected by lane reductions in order to allow crews to perform work, officials announced.  One lane of both directions of the Hutchinson River Parkway between Exit 4 (Route 1/Boston Post Road) in Pelham Manor and Exit 19 (Route 120A/King Street) in Rye Brook will close on weeknights beginning on Monday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Dec. 3 between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  The lanes will be closed for a mobile operation that will facilitate construction work for pav…
Latest Update: Costs Incurred In Conflict Over Bridge Replacement In Westchester Latest Update: Costs Incurred In Conflict Over Bridge Replacement In Westchester
Latest Update: Costs Incurred In Conflict Over Bridge Replacement In Westchester A conflict between a village and a town in Westchester that stemmed from a $4.5 million bridge replacement project has resulted in more costs to taxpayers after an additional inspection of the structure, officials said. The dispute between municipalities began soon after the commencement of a $4.54 million project meant to replace the Waverly Avenue Bridge over the Sheldrake River in Mamaroneck, which was identified as structurally deficient by the New York State Department of Transportation.  After the project was started on Friday, Oct. 20 with the installment of barri…
Lane, Ramp Closures: These Parkways, Routes In Westchester To Be Affected Lane, Ramp Closures: These Parkways, Routes In Westchester To Be Affected
Lane, Ramp Closures: These Parkways, Routes In Westchester To Be Affected A series of lane reductions and ramp closures are set to affect traffic on several parkways and busy main routes throughout Westchester.  The closures will affect the Cross County Parkway in Mount Vernon and Bronxville; the Hutchinson River Parkway in Harrison and Scarsdale; and Route 119 in White Plains, the New York State Department of Transportation announced.  Closures occurring on Sunday nights through Friday nights beginning on Sunday, Oct. 29 through Tuesday, Nov. 21 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. will include:  Two lanes of the Cross County Parkway in each direction, wh…
Lane Closure: Weekend Traffic On I-684 In Northern Westchester To Be Affected Lane Closure: Weekend Traffic On I-684 In Northern Westchester To Be Affected
Lane Closure: Weekend Traffic On I-684 In Northern Westchester To Be Affected Motorists are being warned of an upcoming weekend lane closure on Interstate 684 in Northern Westchester that will likely delay traffic.  On Saturday, Oct. 28, Interstate 684 southbound is scheduled to be reduced to one lane between Exit 6 (Route 35) and Exit 4 (Route 172) in Bedford between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., the New York State Department of Transportation announced.  The lane closure will allow for bridge repairs if the weather cooperates, according to officials. Motorists traveling in the area at the time of the closure should slow down and drive responsibly, officials said.&n…
$4.5M Bridge Replacement Project Sparks Conflict Between Town, Village In Westchester $4.5M Bridge Replacement Project Sparks Conflict Between Town, Village In Westchester
$4.5M Bridge Replacement Project Sparks Conflict Between Town, Village In Westchester A $4.54 million project to replace a structurally deficient bridge has caused conflict between a village and a town in Westchester over traffic control funding.  The conflict originated when the New York State Department of Transportation identified the Waverly Avenue Bridge over the Sheldrake River in Mamaroneck as being structurally deficient, prompting the Town of Mamaroneck to undertake a $4.54 million replacement project.  According to Town of Mamaroneck officials, the town's contractor tried beginning the project by installing barricades at the bridge.  After this thou…
Lane, Ramp Closures: These Parkways In Westchester Being Affected For Week Lane, Ramp Closures: These Parkways In Westchester Being Affected For Week
Lane, Ramp Closures: These Parkways In Westchester Being Affected For Week Motorists in Westchester are being made aware of a series of lane and ramp closures on two busy parkways. The closures are scheduled to affect traffic on the Cross County Parkway in Mount Vernon and Bronxville and the Hutchinson River Parkway in Harrison and Scarsdale through Friday, Oct. 27 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day, the New York State Department of Transportation announced.  The closures, which began Sunday, Oct. 22, will include:  Two lanes of the Cross County Parkway will close in both directions between Exit 8 (Route 22) and the Hutchinson River Parkway; One …
Parent Of Student Injured In Deadly I-84 Bus Crash Sues Charter Company, Report Says Parent Of Student Injured In Deadly I-84 Bus Crash Sues Charter Company, Report Says
Parent Of Student Injured In Deadly I-84 Bus Crash Sues Charter Company, Report Says The charter bus company involved in a deadly highway crash in New York that killed two teachers and injured dozens of marching band students is facing the first of likely multiple lawsuits, CNN reports. Lawrence Doreson, the father of an injured 14-year-old Farmingdale High School student, sued Regency Transportation and driver Lisa Schaffer for negligence Thursday, Sept. 28, accusing both of “reckless and careless acts,” according to the outlet. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that Schaffer caused the rollover wreck, which occurred Thursday, Sept. 21 on I-84 in the Orange County town of …
Lane, Ramp Closures To Affect Parkways In Westchester For 2 Weeks Lane, Ramp Closures To Affect Parkways In Westchester For 2 Weeks
Lane, Ramp Closures To Affect Parkways In Westchester For 2 Weeks An upcoming series of closures is set to slow down traffic on two parkways in Westchester for two weeks. The closures will affect both the Cross County Parkway in Mount Vernon and Bronxville and the Hutchinson River Parkway in Harrison and Scarsdale beginning on Sunday, Oct. 1, and lasting through Saturday, Oct. 14 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., the New York State Department of Transportation announced. The closures will include: Two lanes of the Cross County Parkway in each direction between Exit 8 (Route 22) and the Hutchinson River Parkway; One lane of the northbound Hutchinson River Park…
Road Closures: Saw Mill River Parkway In Westchester To Be Affected Road Closures: Saw Mill River Parkway In Westchester To Be Affected
Road Closures: Saw Mill River Parkway In Westchester To Be Affected Motorists will soon have to watch out for a series of upcoming closures that will block access to part of a busy parkway and state route in Westchester. The closures will affect both the Saw Mill River Parkway and Route 119 in Elmsford beginning on Monday, Oct. 2, the New York State Department of Transportation announced. The upcoming closures include: The southbound Saw Mill River Parkway between Exit 23 (Old Saw Mill River Road) and Exit 22 (Interstate 287) on Monday, Oct. 2, and Tuesday, Oct. 3 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.; Route 119 in both directions between Vreeland Avenue and Undercl…
Road Closures: Saw Mill River Parkway, Route 119 To Be Affected In Westchester Road Closures: Saw Mill River Parkway, Route 119 To Be Affected In Westchester
Road Closures: Saw Mill River Parkway, Route 119 To Be Affected In Westchester Motorists in Westchester are being advised of a series of road closures that will block traffic on a busy parkway and state route.  The closures will affect both the Saw Mill River Parkway and Route 119 in Elmsford beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 27, and lasting through Friday, Sept. 29, the New York State Department of Transportation announced. The closures will include:  The southbound Saw Mill River Parkway between Exit 23 (Old Saw Mill River Road) and Exit 22 (Interstate 287), which will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night; State Route 119 between Vreeland Avenue and U…
Road Closure: Ramp Between Busy Parkways In Westchester To Be Affected Road Closure: Ramp Between Busy Parkways In Westchester To Be Affected
Road Closure: Ramp Between Busy Parkways In Westchester To Be Affected An overnight road closure is set to block access to a ramp between two parkways in Westchester. The ramp between the eastbound Cross County Parkway to the southbound Hutchinson River Parkway (Exit 9) in Mount Vernon will close between 11 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, and 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. The closure will facilitate guide rail repairs, officials said. Motorists should follow the posted detour as an alternate route. 
Lane Closures To Slow Traffic On This Westchester Parkway For Several Nights Lane Closures To Slow Traffic On This Westchester Parkway For Several Nights
Lane Closures To Slow Traffic On This Westchester Parkway For Several Nights Traffic on a busy parkway in Westchester will soon be affected by a series of planned overnight lane closures.  Two lanes in both directions of the Cross County Parkway in Eastchester between Exit 8 (State Route 22) and the Hutchinson River Parkway will close nightly between Sunday, Sept. 24, and Thursday, Sept. 28, the New York State Department of Transportation announced.  The closures will be put into effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.  The lane closures will allow for construction work, officials said. 
Bus Crash: NY Charter Company Has 'Satisfactory' Safety Record, But It's Not Perfect Bus Crash: NY Charter Company Has 'Satisfactory' Safety Record, But It's Not Perfect
Bus Crash: NY Charter Company Has 'Satisfactory' Safety Record, But It's Not Perfect The New York charter bus company involved in a deadly highway crash that killed two educators and left dozens of high school band students hospitalized holds a “satisfactory” safety rating, though records show nearly two dozen maintenance violations in recent years. A check of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) website shows that Regency Charter Buses, based in Suffolk County in Nesconset, was involved in one injury crash in the past two years. Records do not specify who was at fault. The company was given a “satisfactory” safety rating in March 2019, though records …