VERY EXCITING NEWS!
ONE MILLION DOLLARS FROM NYS FOR HILLSIDE AVE SIDEWALK (Hillside from Route 119 to North Road will be much safer for pedestrians)
$200,000 FROM CDBG FOR Old Tarrytown Road/Knollwood Road/Manhattan Avenue Sidewalk Project
To say that we’re excited is the understatement of the year! Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office just advised the town that we will receive $1 million dollars to build a sidewalk on Hillside Ave from the Greenburgh Town Hall to North Road. This sidewalk, when built, will enable pedestrians to walk from North Road to Town Hall, the Bailey School and to Route 119. I will never forget the conversation I had with Councilman Ken Jones, shortly after he was elected to the Town Board mentioning how great it would be if pedestrians could walk from Route 119 to Parkway Gardens/Homes. The Town Board (Councilman Ken Jones, Diana Juettner, Francis Sheehan and the late Councilman Kevin Morgan) worked hard to make this possible. Special thanks to Commissioner of Planning Garrett Duquesne, Commissioner of Public Works Victor Carosi and our engineers James Meehan, Carol Murray for their hard work and dedication.
MORE GOOD NEWS!!!!
The corridor is getting some additional sidewalks, thanks to a $200,000 CDBG grant that was announced yesterday. As you will see from the attachment we’re going to build a sidewalk on Old Tarrytown Road to Manhattan Ave, Knollwood Road. In addition to the team listed above thanks to Winsome Gordon and Lloyd Cort for their efforts to secure CDBG funding.
The safety of our pedestrians is of great importance. These grants can save lives. We’ve been adding miles of new sidewalks all over the town.
Below—see press release from the Governor
Info about the Old Tarrytown Road sidewalk project
For Immediate Release: 4/24/2019 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $24.2 MILLION IN FUNDING TO SUPPORT TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENTS IN THE MID-HUDSON REGION
Part of $144.6 Million Investment to Enhance Access for Bicyclists and Pedestrians, and Improve Air Quality Statewide
Supports State's "Health Across All Policies" Initiative
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $24.2 million in new funding has been awarded for 11 projects that support bicycle and pedestrian enhancements, as well as projects specifically targeted toward improving air quality in the Mid-Hudson Region. This new infrastructure investment, which is part of a $144.6 million investment statewide, will support the construction of new multi-use bicycle and pedestrian facilities, new ADA accessible sidewalks, improved access to public transportation and enhanced roadway safety.
"New York State is making historic, nation-leading investments in cleaner and more sustainable transportation infrastructure which is crucial to the growth of local economies," Governor Cuomo said. "These investments in bike and pedestrian enhancements across the state will help revitalize communities, reduce our carbon footprint and demonstrate once again that New York is building for the future."
"We're investing in infrastructure initiatives across the state to improve transportation and quality of life in our communities," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "We are committed to providing funding to ensure that enhancements are made to increase access and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians. These projects are improving air quality and revitalizing communities, helping to increase tourism and strengthen the economy of New York State."
Statewide, these projects will spur additional investment of more than $215 million, including public and private support, in local enhancements that will revitalize communities, promote tourism and enhance regional economic competitiveness.
The projects announced today were selected through a competitive solicitation process. Awardees presented plans that will increase options for non-vehicular transportation, reduce vehicle emissions or traffic congestion, or both. The funding, which will provide up to 80 percent of the cost of each project, is made available through the Federal Highway Administration and administered directly by the New York State Department of Transportation.
This funding also supports Governor Cuomo's initiative to advance Health Across all Policies in New York State. Health Across all Policies is a collaborative approach that integrates health considerations into policymaking across all sectors to improve community health and wellness.
A full list of projects for the Mid-Hudson Region is available below:
• $1.9 million to the Town of Crawford to enhance pedestrian safety enhancements along Route 52
• $4.3 million to the Village of Nyack to construct new sidewalks and curbing; and install crosswalks and pedestrian flashing signage in the immediate vicinity of the Nyack Middle School
• $2.2 million to the Town of New Paltz to construct new buffered bicycle lanes and pedestrian accessibility enhancements along the Henry W. Dubois Drive corridor
• $760,000 to the Village of Sloatsburg for new pedestrian accessibility enhancements in the vicinity of the Village Center
• $793,000 to the Town of Wallkill for new pedestrian accessibility enhancements in the immediate vicinity of the Twin Towers Middle School
• $2.5 million the Town of Harrison for new pedestrian accessibility enhancements along Union Avenue
• $1.5 million to the City of Rye for new pedestrian accessibility enhancements along the Forest Avenue Corridor
• $5.0 million to the Hudson Valley Region toward the construction of a new roundabout in the Town of Wappinger at All Angels Hill and New Hackensack Road
• $3.6 million to the City of Kingston for new pedestrian accessibility enhancements at Flatbush and Foxhall Avenues
• $673,000 to the Town of Lloyd for new pedestrian accessibility enhancements and wayfinding signage to the connection between Highland and the Empire State Trail
• $1 million to the Town of Greenburgh for new pedestrian accessibility enhancements along Hillside Avenue
INFO ON OLD TARRYTOWN ROAD SIDEWALK
1. Old Tarrytown Road/Knollwood Road/Manhattan Avenue –The yellow represents areas where no sidewalks exist and is the project area where a 4 ft. - 5 ft. sidewalk would be located. This sidewalk would provide connections to several important destinations such as the Town of Greenburgh Library, Theodore D. Young Community Center, Town Hall, religious institutions, the Rt. 119 mixed-use corridor and several important Bee Line bus connections, including Westchester Community College. This sidewalk project encompasses approximately 2,900 linear feet.
The projects connect to existing sidewalks, create a path to other modes of transportation, for example a bus stop, commercial shopping district, schools, etc. (to understand if the SAM grant or other multi-modal funding is more appropriate), please note that both projects identified above:
• Fill major sidewalk gaps in the Town, and will provide direct connects to existing sidewalks.
• Will provide connections to other modes of transportation such as existing bus stops and commercial shopping districts.
• Are identified in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan as priority needed sidewalk areas.