Construction Affects Two Sprain Brook Parkway Bridges
$21.3 Million Project Creating Up to 300 Jobs
Albany, NY (September 4, 2012)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that construction is underway on a $21.3 million project to replace the north and southbound bridges carrying the Sprain Brook Parkway over Route 119 in the Village of Elmsford, Westchester County. The project is estimated to create up to 300 jobs and be completed by early summer of 2015.
“Through the NY Works program, New York is making necessary and critical investments in our state’s infrastructure,” Governor Cuomo said. “Replacing these two bridges in Westchester County will provide a more efficient and secure corridor for the more than 100,000 vehicles that cross it every day, while creating hundreds of jobs for the region.”
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald said, “Governor Cuomo’s NY Works program has sped up our bridge and highway reconstruction efforts and is putting people back to work. This multi-million dollar project is giving motorists and the Elmsford community a better, stronger and modern pair of bridges.”
The two new bridges will be single span, multi-girder with concrete decks, each measuring to be just over 180 feet long. Structural work will include steel removal/replacement, bearing installation, reinforcement steel, concrete deck placement, and bridge barrier. Highway approach work will include asphalt pavement, pavement markings, and guiderail. Foundation work will include soil nail systems, mechanically stabilized earth systems, and concrete abutments.
The existing roadway and sidewalk widths on Route 119 will be maintained, while new pavement surfaces and sidewalks will be installed. Other project improvements along Route 119 include the installation of street benches, trash receptacles, new curbing and landscaping featuring maple, oak, and pine trees, and ryegrass plantings.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey said, “I applaud the Governor's leadership under the NY Works program to undertake this vital project. Investing in the upgrade and repair of our local roads, bridges, and infrastructure is one of the best ways to create jobs while improving our community. This collaboration between the federal government and New York State will create up to 300 jobs for the Lower Hudson Valley and provide Village of Elmsford residents and commuters with a safe and secure crossing that will make travel safer and more efficient.”
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins said, “This replacement project is not only necessary, but it will create 300 jobs in Westchester County, help bring our aging infrastructure into the 21st century and support the Main Street revitalization effort that is already underway in Elmsford. Smart investments like this are critical to a long term, sustainable economic recovery.”
NYSDOT has scheduled construction work to minimize traffic disruptions and to allow for a swift completion of the project. Work during nights is anticipated for steel erection and demolition of the structure and during weekends due to an aggressive construction schedule. Although lanes and speed limits will be reduced in the construction zone, the bridges will still be open to traffic.
For real-time travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org. 511NY is New York State’s official traffic and travel information source. The 511NY site and mobile app provides offers free, 24/7, statewide real-time traffic and transit information for all of New York State. It also offers a transit trip planner, camera views, weather alerts and forecasts. New features available at the website include additional mobile app features, border crossing times, new notifications on the home page and an interface that is easier to navigate.
The contractor of this project is Ecco III Enterprises of Westchester County.