WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – Westchester County roadways will be seeing improvements from a $7.3 million contract that plans to resurface 12 miles of pavement, upgrade drainage systems and restore markings, the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Wednesday.
“The traveling public will see nearly twice as much highway work than just last year. We ask motorists to be patient and drive carefully through construction zones," said DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald. She said Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York Works program, announced during the State of the State in January, sped up reconstruction of New York roadways.
Three different roadways have already started construction in Westchester County.
Construction began on 4 miles of Route 22 from Middle Patent Road to Route 121 in Bedford and North Castle, with work expected to be completed by mid-July.
Roadwork has also began on 4 miles of Route 172 from Route 117 to Route 22 in Mount Kisco and Bedford that is expected to be completed in August.
Work is scheduled to begin in August on 4 miles of Route 119 from Benedict Avenue at the border of Tarrytown, to Aqueduct Road at the border of White Plains in Greenburgh and Elmsford. Work is scheduled to be completed in November.
The contract for work went to construction contractor Grace Industries, LLC. of Plainview, Nassau County, N.Y.
The DOT said NY Works focuses on improving pavement that is in fair condition and bringing it to good condition. The DOT said the preventative maintenance work will "better preserve the state's infrastructure and guard against the need for more costly, in-depth construction."
A White Plains company, construction contractor Peckham Road Corporation, was awarded a $3.4 million bid to resurface 17 miles of pavement, upgrade drainage systems, reconstruct shoulders and restore pavement markings in Dutchess County.
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