MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Assemblyman David Buchwald (D-93rd Assembly District) recently announced that $14.2 million would help repair projects in Westchester, including the Saw Mill River Parkway bridge project in Mount Kisco.
The funding comes from the New York State Assembly to "help accelerate transportation repair projects in Westchester as part of the NY Works capital program," according to a news release from the Assembly. The funding will replace the bridge on the Saw Mill River Parkway over Kisco Avenue in Mount Kisco, according to the release. The funding will also be used to install traffic signals on Route 22 at Route 172 and on Route 128 at Whippoorwill Road and Maple Avenue in Armonk.
“This vital funding is great news for Westchester families and businesses,” said Buchwald in the release. “The resources committed to these projects will help fast-track much needed upgrades and repairs, making roadways safer for the hardworking families that use them every day.”
The bridge over Kisco Avenue recently "received a score of 4 out of 10 in its structural evaluation by the New York State Department of Transportation," according to the release. The bridge was built in 1951 and carries, on average, 36,000 vehicles daily, according to the release.
Buchwald said "repairing and replacing structurally deficient bridges is an important priority for the region," according to the release.
The NY Works program was established in 2012 to make "vital repairs and upgrades to bridges and roadways in order to better preserve the State’s infrastructure and prevent the need for more costly rehabilitation in the future," according to the release.
“Restoring our State road infrastructure creates good-paying jobs and ensures that necessary improvements are made without burdening local taxpayers,” Buchwald said in the release. “I will continue to fight for the resources we need in Westchester to invest in capital programs that make our region a more attractive destination to live and do business.”
Buchawald represents Bedford, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem, Pound Ridge and half of White Plains.