Crews have begun work on a $2.33 million project that will repair a large portion of North Broadway in White Plains.
The project, which began Monday, will be completed in two phases. Main St. to Interstate 287 is scheduled for repairs this fall, followed by Interstate 287 to Virginia Rd. The entire project is scheduled to be completed this spring.
According to Westchester County Legislator Bill Ryan (D-White Plains) crews wil replace the surface of the county-owned road with new asphalt.
The project will also:
- Install 2,100 feet of new granite curbing
- Improve Bee-Line bus stop pads installI
- nstall sidewalk handicapped ramps and under-pavement traffic signal loops.
- Paint new pavement markings including a crosswalk at Holland Avenue and a crosswalk at Bond Street with the installation of a new traffic light.
Ryan said North Broadway has an "extraordinarily high" daily traffic count. On average, 28,139 cars use the road every day, second only to the Bronx River Parkway's daily traffic count of about 33,000, according to a press release.
“The condition of North Broadway has deteriorated to a point where major rehabilitation is needed to provide a safe roadway for the traveling public," Ryan said in a statement.
Traffic delays are likely through the area as the project is completed. Lanes on both sides of the road will be closed during certain times during the day.
“Tackling a major road project in the middle of a busy community is not easy,” Ryan said in a statement. “Everyone is working together, though, to ensure this project runs smoothly with as little disruption and inconvenience to the public as possible.”
Ryan's office provided the following information:
- Milling and paving operations will take place at night.
- Milling—grinding up and removing the existing road surface—is a noisy operation and work will be limited to the hours of 7 p.m. to midnight.
- Paving—laying down the new road surface—is less noisy and the work will take place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- Installation of new curbs and other work will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- No lane closures during morning and afternoon rush hours.
- Motorists need to be alert to lane shifts and directional flagging.
- After the milling operation and before paving of the new road surface, motorists need to exercise caution near elevated manholes and storm drains / catch basins.
- The County has included in project costs the use of White Plains Police to ensure day/night traffic safety.