GREENBURGH, N.Y. – A Greenburgh intersection will be receiving safety improvements this year thanks to a law sponsored by state legislators that was signed Friday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The bill authorizes small parcels of Westchester County parkland adjacent to the intersection of Jackson Avenue and North Sprain Road in Hastings to be used to straighten the roadway, according to a release from State Sen. Andrea Steward-Cousins’ office. The Greenburgh intersection has been the site of more than 80 accidents and two deaths over the last three years, the release said.
“Jackson Avenue at North Sprain Road is one of the most dangerous roads in Westchester County and its clear something needs to be done,” said Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) in a statement. She and Assembly member Tom Abinanti (D-Mount Pleasant) sponsored the bill. “This improvement will undoubtedly save lives, and I was happy to sponsor and pass it in the Senate at the request of the County Board and pleased Governor Cuomo signed it.”
Thousands of motorists drive through the intersection each day to get to Stew Leonard’s, Home Depot, Costco and other shopping destinations in Yonkers, the release said. Traffic has increased significantly since the Ridge Hill development opened.
The $2 million roadway improvement project will be paid for using funds from a 2008 traffic safety settlement between the developers of Ridge Hill in Yonkers and the Town of Greenburgh, Village of Ardsley and Village of Hastings on Hudson, according to the release.