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Posted on: November 14, 2020

Dobbs Ferry Road to be repaved this week (Sprain Pkway to 119)

Dobbs Ferry Road is in desperate need of repaving. Lots of potholes, large craters. Thrilled NYS is repaving state owned road this week.
- Con Ed needs to provide local governments with long term plans so we won't repave roads they will tear apart

DOBBS FERRY ROAD WILL BE M ILLED AND REPAVED NEXT WEEK 

NON RELATED - WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY TWICE FOR ROADS THAT CON ED MESSES UP AND THEN REPAVES AFTER WE REPAVED THE ROAD

NYS will be repaving a portion of Dobbs Ferry Road from 119 to Sprain Brook Parkway beginning Sunday.  This is fantastic news. The potholes on Dobbs Ferry Road (more like large craters) were horrible-- many motorists complained about damages to their cars, the safety hazards going over large potholes.  

Two years ago student interns, working with Town Clerk Judith Beville, Town Attorney Tim Lewis and my office, organized a lobbying effort trying to persuade NYS to repave state owned roads in horrible condition located within the town. They met  with the Regional Administrator for the NYS Department of Transportation, contacted the Governor's office, met with Senator Cousins and Assemblyman Abinanti, spoke with reporters and organized petition drives. This is the 3rd NYS road within the town being repaved in 2020 (Hillside and Saw Mill River Road were repaved earlier this year).

THANK YOU!

Road work consisting of milling and paving will be taking place on Dobbs Ferry Road (Rt. 100B) both eastbound and westbound, between Tarrytown Road (Rt. 119) and the Sprain Brook Parkway in the Town of Greenburgh next week. The work will take place during the overnight hours, specifically 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM Sunday 11/15/20 through Saturday 11/21/20. If possible motorists would be better served taking alternate routes during the listed time periods.


A suggestion that could save taxpayers money -- Con Ed should provide local governments with long range  plans for underground road work
Taxpayers pay twice for road repaving unnecessarily...

The average cost of milling and resurfacing a standard 26 foot wide  roadway is approximately $360,000 per mile. This approximation is based off the unit prices from the town of Greenburgh's most recent project and includes resurfacing to a depth of 1.5” as per Town specifications.

Con Ed is currently involved in a county -wide initiative tearing up roads so they can improve their underground gas pipes. I don't have problems with this initiative - which is necessary - but I do object to their failure to provide local governments with a long term forecast of roads that they plan to tear up, install pipes underground and then repave.  Many times they only repave half of a road - the portion they messed up. It looks bad.

Greenburgh is not alone in repaving roads only to find - a year, two years or three years  later - that the road is being torn up. Currently, for example, Con Ed is doing underground work on East Hartsdale Ave -- a road that was in terrific condition before they started tearing the road up. No potholes on the road. No cracks. After Con Ed completes their work they will have to repave a recently repaved road a second time. . This summer Con Ed did significant work on Ashford Ave in Ardsley and on surrounding streets. Some of the side streets were repaved by the village within the past two or three years and also were in great condition.  

Con Ed probably has a 5 year plan of roads that they plan to do underground work on. But, they don't share the information with local officials. If they shared that info with every local government - we could avoid repaving those roads that Con Ed plans to tear up a few years later  and could focus on other roads that also need attention. Long term advance notice of planned underground gas and/or electric work by Con Ed would be extremely beneficial to local governments such as ours looking to make capital infrastructure improvements into roads and utilities.  If such information was available then perhaps local governments and Con Ed could work together to restore such roadways in a joint effort

The average taxpayer is double paying for road repaving.
PAUL FEINER
Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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