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Transportation & Safety Improvement Planning
The lists below represent a series of Town transportation projects that were previously completed (focus on last five years), are underway, or are planned. Not included are several miles of sidewalk projects and other related safety projects that have been successfully implemented by private developers as part of land use approvals (approved development projects). Those projects and more are described in a 2020 sidewalk prioritization report which was prepared as a joint effort of the Town’s Department of Public Works, Police Department (Traffic and Safety Unit), and Department of Community Development and Conservation. Link to report:
Residents of the Town have contributed ideas with respect to transportation planning in a variety of ways including: Committee work (2019 – 2020 Transportation Safety Committee; Community Development Block Grant Committee); Civic Association Involvement/Reports (Edgemont Community Council, Hartsdale Neighbors Association, etc.); and individual advocacy (Resident emails, comments at Town Board meetings, etc.).
Presently the Town Board is planning for the formation of a formal transportation committee that would focus on various planning efforts that will lead to future year capital expenditures. The Town’s Comprehensive Plan, Sidewalk Prioritization report and prior and ongoing resident input described above will provide the basis for these planning efforts.
Completed projects 2016 – present (March 2021):
New sidewalk on Sprain Road 2016 - Construction of ~2,600 linear feet of new sidewalk and drainage structures on west side of Sprain Road from Ashford Ave towards Hidden Glen Road. Total cost ~$750,000
New sidewalk on Secor Road 2017 - Construction of ~1,100 linear feet of new sidewalk and retaining walls on south side of Secor Road from Croton Aqueduct to Saw Mill River Road. In addition, in an effort to allow pedestrians safe access to the northbound bus stop area on Saw Mill River Road, a crosswalk and sidewalk along the bus stop were constructed at that location. Total cost ~$230,000
New sidewalk on Seely Place 2017 - Construction of ~1,000 linear feet of new sidewalk on east side of Seely Place from Ardsley Road to Seely Place School. To provide safe access for pedestrians crossing Ardsley Road, a crosswalk and dual Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon (RRFB) signs were installed on Ardsley Road at that location. Total cost ~$150,000
New sidewalk on Fair Street 2018 - Construction of ~1,250 linear feet of new sidewalk and crosswalks on east side of Fair Street from Juniper Hill Road to Gibson Avenue. In addition, new drainage structures were installed to reduce roadway flooding. In an effort to minimize residential impact, retaining walls were installed at certain locations. Total cost ~$500,000
Club Way Handrail 2018 - Installation of ~200 linear feet of vehicular guiderail and carbon steel structural pedestrian handrail to protect vehicles and pedestrians on a very steep section of roadway and sidewalk on Club Way near the Hartsdale Train Station. Total cost ~$30,000
Replacement of deteriorated guiderail at various locations 2018 - Installation of ~5,000 linear feet of vehicular guiderail at various locations throughout the town. Total cost ~$275,000
New sidewalk on Columbia Avenue 2019 - Construction of ~1,150 linear feet of new sidewalk and crosswalks on west side of Columbia Avenue from Hartsdale Avenue to Lawton Avenue. In addition, a new water valve was installed to lessen impact for future residential water shutdowns. Existing fire hydrants that were not functioning to full capacity were replaced. Commuters walking to the Hartsdale Train Station will often park in this area. Total cost ~$420,000
New sidewalk on Lawton Avenue 2019 - Construction of ~350 linear feet of new sidewalk and crosswalks on south side of Lawton Avenue from Columbia Avenue to Wilson Street. Elementary school children walk to nearby Sacred Heart School along this street. In an effort to minimize residential impact, retaining walls were installed at certain locations. Total cost ~$150,000
Pedestrian crossing on Ardsley Road at Edgemont Road 2019 - Installation of new Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon (RRFB) signs and associated hardware at the pedestrian crossing on Ardsley Road at Edgemont Road. In addition, roadway striping and delineators were installed as a traffic calming measure. Total cost ~$50,000
New sidewalk on Glendale Road 2019 - Construction of ~480 linear feet of new sidewalk and stone curbing on east side of Glendale Road from Greenville School Driveway to Longview Drive. In addition, Glendale Road from the Greenville School Driveway to Evandale Road was milled and resurfaced. Total cost ~$177,000
Traffic signal at Ardsley Road and Sprain Road 2020 - Installation of new traffic signal and associated pedestrian crossing accessibility at the intersection of Sprain Road and Ardsley Road/Ashford Avenue. Total cost ~$400,000
Projects under construction:
New sidewalk on Old Tarrytown Road - Construction of ~1,250 linear feet of new sidewalk (total projected at ~1,600 linear feet) and drainage structures on south side of Old Tarrytown Road from Washington Ave to Maple Street. Eventual crosswalk with new Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon (RRFB) signs and associated hardware to be installed in area in front of church to accommodate children crossing to playground. Cost to date ~$300,000 (Projected Completion - April 2021)
New sidewalk on Manhattan Avenue - Construction of ~250 linear feet of new sidewalk (total projected at ~800 linear feet) on east side of Manhattan Avenue from Oak Street to Old Tarrytown Road. Eventual crosswalk with new Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon (RRFB) signs and associated hardware to be installed by Oak Street to accommodate residents from both sides of street. Cost to date ~$30,000 (Projected Completion - April 2021)
New Sidewalk on Central Park Avenue from Marion Avenue to West Hartsdale Avenue - Construction of ~3,500 linear feet of sidewalk. Includes roadway drainage improvements as well as pedestrian signal upgrades at the intersection of Marion Avenue. To begin construction April 2021. Total cost ~$1.5 million
Upgrading existing painted crosswalks - Existing painted crosswalks and stop bars in various locations of the town will be scarified and replaced. The new crosswalks will be white thermoplastic instead of traditional white paint. Thermoplastic will be more visible and durable to both pedestrians and drivers.
New sidewalk on Ardsley Road - Construction of ~1,000 linear feet of new sidewalk on north side of Ardsley Road from Fort Hill Road to Highland Road. (Projected Completion - 2021)
New sidewalk on Fort Hill Road - Construction of ~2,000 linear feet of new sidewalk on alternating sides of Fort Hill Road from Ardsley Road to Longview Drive. (Projected Completion - 2021)
New sidewalk on North Washington Avenue - Construction of ~1,800 linear feet of new sidewalk on North Washington Avenue from West Hartsdale Avenue to Fox Glenn Drive. (Projected Completion - 2022)
Repair of bridge parapet on Old Jackson Avenue - Removal of existing bridge surface, base, guiderail, and structural parapet. Installation of new parapet to existing box culvert, installation of guiderail, and repaving of new surface. This construction is to protect vehicles that rely on parapet for safety.
Repair of bridge support columns on Fairview Park Bridge - As per required action by the New York State Department of Transportation, repair must be made to the steel casings on some of the bridge support columns. Damage has occurred to the casings due to many years of river scouring.
New sidewalk on Hillside Avenue - Construction of ~2,000 linear feet of new sidewalk on east side of Hillside Avenue from Town Hall to North Road. This will most likely include rock excavation and a possible crosswalk. New drainage structures will be installed to reduce roadway flooding. (Projected Completion - 2022)
Installation of HAWK system on Central Avenue - As requested by the Town board, a HAWK traffic system will be installed on Central Avenue by the existing crosswalk at the intersection of Lawton Avenue and Central Avenue. (Projected Completion – 2021/2022)
Jackson Avenue roadway reconstruction - Roadway reconstruction for traffic safety and drainage improvements to be implemented on Jackson Avenue from New York State Thruway to Sprain Brook Parkway. Final design will depend on various agreements with Westchester County and City of Yonkers.
Consultant-based Transportation Studies/Plans:
Four Corners/East Hartsdale Avenue Adaptive Traffic Control System Study and Pedestrian Assessment and Improvements - A series of pedestrian safety/traffic improvements for Four Corners and the East Hartsdale Avenue corridor are being studied with community outreach/presentations planned for 2021.
Traffic signal at Ardsley Road and Fort Hill Road - A transportation study was completed regarding the potential for the installation of a new traffic signal and associated pedestrian crossing accessibility at the intersection of Ardsley Road and Fort Hill Road.
Old Army Road sidewalk - A sidewalk feasibility study regarding the installation of a new sidewalk along Old Army Road on alternating sides from Ardsley Road to White Oak Lane.
Fort Hill Road - A sidewalk feasibility study regarding the installation of pedestrian/traffic improvements on Fort Hill Road from the intersection of Underhill Road to the intersection of Longview Road.
Rt. 119 Complete Street Study – An inter-municipal (City of White Plains, Village of Elmsford, Village of Tarrytown, Town of Greenburgh) Complete Street study was completed in 2020, which re-envisions the Rt. 119 corridor with an emphasis on design for all users. The initial focus from a phasing implementation perspective, is with regards to the span from Rt. 9 in the Village of Tarrytown to the intersection of the North/South Country Trailway.
Warehouse Lane Access Improvements Study/Design - The New York Department of Transportation has begun to study the potential to Improve access (including commercial trucks) to Warehouse Lane via construction of a new roadway from Route 119 to Warehouse Lane, with a goal of reducing congestion along the Route 9A corridor in the village of Elmsford’s business district, and in the Town of Greenburgh.
5-Year Transportation/Pedestrian Capital Project Planning:
As identified above, the Town of Greenburgh, through the Department of Public Works, Police Department (Traffic and Safety Unit), and Department of Community Development and Conservation is preparing a 5-year (2022 - 2027) transportation improvement and capital plan. This 5-year plan will be based upon the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, Sidewalk Prioritization report, and resident input. Other factors influencing the capital plan include planned New York State Department of Transportation improvements, required private sector improvements, and the availability of obtaining various grants. The draft capital plan will be presented to the Town Board and will be made available for public comment.