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Congressman Mondaire Jones and Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins announce grant of $6 million for sidewalk on W Hartsdale Ave and Dobbs Ferry Rd. Once this is accomplished would like to see sidewalk extended from Acme supermarket to Greenburgh Health Center.
Congressman Mondaire Jones and Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins announce grant of $6 million for sidewalk on W Hartsdale Ave and Dobbs Ferry Road. Map of where new sidewalks will be located below: Once this is accomplished would like to see sidewalk extended from Acme supermarket to Greenburgh Health Center. This will be the most significant pedestrian safety initiative in town history!!!
The two projects are planned to connect physically with the magenta area (Brightview) below filling that gap from the private sector. Brightview is approved and will build the segment in connection with breaking ground next year.
Massive connectivity project all the way around.
U.S. Representative Mondaire Jones (D-NY) and New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins joined local community leaders in Greenburgh to announce $6.25 million in federal, state, and local infrastructure funding for Dobbs Ferry Road and the Town of Greenburgh. The funding includes $1 million in federal aid for community projects, $250,000 in matching funds from the Town of Greenburgh, as well as a $5 million TAP (Transportation Alternatives Program) grant from the state for improvements along nearby Hartsdale Avenue.
These investments will create a sidewalk on Dobbs Ferry Road, a heavily trafficked state road of approximately 10,000 daily vehicle trips, to improve safety for pedestrians and drivers. The federal investment delivered by Congressman Jones through the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus package is bolstered by an investment from the Town of Greenburgh and additional resources secured by Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for infrastructure investments on the adjoining West Hartsdale Avenue; these tandem projects will ensure pedestrian safety throughout the area.
The $5 million TAP grant that Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins helped secure will fund a number of important and related projects: the construction of a 1-mile long sidewalk connecting to three school campuses; the implementation of adaptive traffic control signals that will relieve congestion; and the enhancement of pedestrian safety infrastructure all along the downtown corridor. West Hartsdale Avenue, and the adjacent Dobbs Ferry Road, make up the most significant gaps in the Town’s pedestrian network and these projects will be among the most important infrastructure investments ever undertaken in the Town, benefiting businesses, residents and commuters alike.
“This project represents so much more than a simple infrastructure update,” said Rep. Jones. “It represents a crucial investment in the health and safety of this community. Approximately 10,000 people drive on this stretch of Dobbs Ferry Road every day, but until this project began, it had no sidewalks and no pedestrian amenities to speak of – the residents of this neighborhood who rely on walking or public transit to commute to work, school, or even the grocery store, have been forced to make a dangerous trek on the shoulder of a heavily trafficked road, just to complete the most basic tasks of living. I’m proud to have delivered this important federal funding alongside the essential contributions from Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and local leaders here in Greenburgh.”
“Congressman Jones really came through in securing this grant to help the town build a new sidewalk on Dobbs Ferry Road,” said Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins. “I also applaud Supervisor Feiner and the Town of Greenburgh for prioritizing its pedestrian infrastructure over the last several years. Together with the $5 million state grant I helped secure for pedestrian safety enhancements along nearby Hartsdale Avenue, these funds will provide lasting improvements for pedestrian safety and will serve as a model for what other municipalities can do to work towards safer and more complete transportation systems.”
“I'd like to thank Congressman Mondaire Jones for helping the town secure a million dollars in funding for the most significant pedestrian safety initiative in town history,” said Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner. “Thanks to the Congressman's efforts, along with efforts from Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins to secure funding for the West Hartsdale Ave sidewalk, Greenburgh residents will soon be able to walk from the Hartsdale train station to Route 119. Thousands of students, commuters, senior citizens, and people without cars will take advantage of this amazing safety improvement. Lives will be saved because of Congressman Jones’ and Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins’ effective efforts.”
From improving public housing units to building much-needed infrastructure to creating health centers throughout this district, the funding secured for community projects is critical to improving the everyday lives of the people in White Plains. Congressman Jones has secured over $8 million in community project funding in the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus package passed this year, and has fought for critical infrastructure investments throughout NY-17.