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Posted on: January 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] GOOD NEWS---DOBBS FERRY ROAD WILL BE REPAVED

GOVERNOR MADE ANNOUNCEMENT GREENBURGH ONE OF 4 COMMUNITIES IN WESTCHESTER TO GET FUNDING FOR ROAD

Some good news from NYS!!!


The Greenburgh portion of Route 100B (Dobbs Ferry Road is planned to be repaved as part of a $151 million New York State project for roadways affected by extreme weather events, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week. The stretch of Route 100B from Sprain Brook Parkway to Route 119 has $1.5 million earmarked for roadwork. We were one of only four communities in Westchester to receive this good news! 95 projects around the state will also receive funding.


In 2018 thirty six student interns, working with Town Attorney Tim Lewis, Town Clerk Judith Beville and my office organized a lobbying effort highlighting the need to repave state owned roads within the town. They met with state Department of Transportation officials, with Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti and made their case. They organized petitions, cable TV public service announcements, letter writing campaign among other lobbying initiatives. The state committed to repave the entire section of Hillside Ave which will be completed this season and also promised to repave Saw Mill River Road in Ardsley. Work started last year. The Ardsley portion of Saw Mill River Road will also be completed this year. Other NYS owned roads in Greenburgh also are in need for repaving. And, we will continue to press the case for NYS to maintain the roads they own. I have suggested that NYS Legislators place on the November ballot a road repaving bond act. The funds would be used to expedite needed road infrastructure work around NYS. The problem: lack of funds I will continue to lobby for additional road repaving on state owned roads in our town.


In the meantime- we’re grateful that NYS is planning to repave Dobbs Ferry Road and glad that Hillside Ave and the Ardsley portion of Saw Mill River Road will also be repaved. And, a thank you to the student interns for being effective advocates for road repaving.

PAUL FEINER

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