A multi-million dollar resurfacing project is underway on two of Westchester's busiest roadways.
The New York State Department of Transportation announced that a $5.1 million repaving project is underway that will see the paving of five miles of Route 22 in Scarsdale and Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers.
Officials said that "these high traffic locations are fundamental to the mobility and therefore the economic vitality of the Hudson Valley and Westchester County communities.
Route 22 is a primary roadway for commuters in Westchester County as it serves as the main route for the Bee-line bus and is used to access the Hartsdale Metro-North rail station. Yonkers Avenue provides important connections for commuters to local parkways and hosts a variety of businesses that are integral to the community."
According to officials, “the NYSDOT is going to do the job right so that it addresses a variety of existing physical roadway problems and ultimately delivers a traveling surface that will withstand the test of time and heavy usage. Doing it right translates into noise, lights, and heavy vehicle construction work involving long sections of (the roadways).”
“As both the representative of the Village of Scarsdale in the New York State Assembly and a long-time resident myself, I am thrilled that the eagerly anticipated resurfacing of New York State Route 22, also known as Post Road, has begun.
“This is a critical roadway for residential and commercial traffic alike," Assemblymember Amy Paulin said in a statement. "I greatly appreciate the Department of Transportation's efforts on this project, which will have an immediate benefit for Scarsdale and the surrounding communities.”
In addition to milling and paving, the resurfacing project will also improve and update roadway drainage, replace traffic signal loops, and restripe the roadways. Work on Route 22 will take place from the Boulevard to the city of White Plains border. Work on Yonkers Avenue will be between Dunwoodie Street and Elm Street.
“Paving these roads will not only create a smoother roadway surface for those traveling in this busy corridor, but it will enhance the economy of the city of Yonkers, Village of Scarsdale, and Westchester County,” NYSDOT Acting Commissioner Paul Karas said. “With Gov. Cuomo’s support, DOT has been able to move forward with these important investments and improve the pavement surfaces in a number of locations throughout the Hudson Valley.”
New York State Sen. Shelley Mayer added, "this $5.1 million investment in some of Westchester’s major roads is a great development and sorely needed. Our roads are critical to the economic vibrancy of our county. We appreciate that the New York State Department of Transportation is a true partner in the effort to ensure that all of our roads are kept in good condition.”
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