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update sidewalk Central Ave (Marion Ave to West Hartsdale Ave---we hope work will be completed this year
SIDEWALK UPDATE CENTRAL AVE-Marion to W Hartsdale Ave (work to be completed this year)
I wanted to circulate a quick update regarding the status of this project--the sidewalk that residents of Hartsdale/Edgemont have been asking for for many years: a sidewalk that will enable residents to walk from Marion Ave off of Central Ave to West Hartsdale Ave. A few years ago the town received a grant from NYS to construct the sidewalk. As previously noted, the engineer working on behalf of the Town is fully aware of the importance of safety with regard to this project and as such is taking all steps necessary to ensure that the project can be built this year. The plans and related construction package are now at the 90% level and will be received by NYSDOT this coming week. This will result in final DOT review comments and lead to final drawings for permit. Concurrently BID documents will be prepared and I feel that the timing of these tasks put the Town in a position to have the sidewalk constructed October/November this year. Town staff met with DOT at the regional office this week in Poughkeepsie and confirmed this projected schedule. Please note that the scope of the project will additionally include sidewalk construction of a short portion on the east side of Central Park Avenue connecting Glasshouse 250 to the existing sidewalk south at the intersection of Scarsdale Fairway and Central.
There are sidewalks on portions of Central Ave but there are gaps along portions of Central Ave making it dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists. This sidewalk, once built, will improve safety. Hopefully, at some point the other gaps on Central Ave will be addressed. Wouldn't it be great if pedestrians could walk safely from White Plains to Yonkers on Central Ave and not worry about being hit by a car?
In recent years the town has secured funding or built six miles of new sidewalks. This sidewalk is part of the six miles. Construction of a sidewalk on Columbia Ave in Hartsdale is currently taking place. Recently, we completed a new sidewalk from Fair Street to Juniper Hill. We have many other sidewalk initiatives planned. Each sidewalk that we construct is expensive (that's why we can't do all at once) and there are lots of engineering involved.