Letter: Legislator: Help for roads is on the way

To the Editor,

I am pleased to announce that, at the Westchester County Board of Legislators meeting on Aug. 4, 2014, my colleagues and I unanimously passed a $5 million bond act to rehabilitate 40 roads and bridges throughout the county, including critical sections of roadways in Harrison.

The bond act will fund the design, construction management and construction to make our roads safer, including repairing potholes and other damage caused by unusually severe 2013-2104 winter weather.

The work will cover several vital roads in our community, namely Anderson Hill Road in Harrison between Lincoln Avenue and Blind Brook, Midland Avenue in Rye between Lavender Lane and the Port Chester line, Halstead Avenue in Harrison between Broadway and Haviland Street, Union Avenue in Harrison between Mamaroneck Avenue and West Street, and Halstead Avenue/Theodore Fremd Avenue in Harrison/Rye between Broadway and North Street.

The work will run the gamut from rehabbing short sections on some roads to complete milling and resurfacing of road surfaces on others. The design phase of the work is expected to take as little as two months and the construction phase is anticipated to take three months to complete.

I want to thank my fellow legislators and the Department of Public Works for joining my efforts in advocating for this vital infrastructure work, which will greatly benefit our local residents and businesses.

 

David Gelfarb,

Westchester County legislator