Students Set Rally Over Repaving Of Westchester Road

A group of students in Greenburgh has organized a rally to encourage state officials to repave the pothole-riddled Saw Mill River Road.

The intersection at Ashford Avenue and Saw Mill River Road in Ardsley.
The intersection at Ashford Avenue and Saw Mill River Road in Ardsley. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore

More than two dozen student interns will host the rally next week in an effort to get a new surface on one of Westchester’s more bumpy and dangerous roadways. Local residents have been invited to join the students at the event.

The rally is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 at Macy Park in Ardsley.

The students have already met with local and state officials regarding the repaving of the roadway. They’ve also circulated a petition to get the roads paved that has garnered nearly 200 signatures from area residents, many of whom opined popped tires and other issues involving Saw Mill River Road. 

“Many of the roads located within the town of Greenburgh are owned by New York State,” Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner stated. “The last time any New York State road was paved was at least three years ago. As a result, many of these roads have dangerous potholes which are a main cause of damages to Greenburgh residents’ vehicles.

“Some of these problems include punctured tires, damages to the engine, as well as other parts. The worst of these roads is Saw Mill River Road, commonly referred to as Route 9A. Large trucks often drive on this stretch of road, making it difficult for smaller vehicles to avoid both the trucks and the potholes. It is crucial for Greenburgh to take action to protect these roads to ensure road safety and prevent future damages.”

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