MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- The Westchester County Board of Legislators passed a $990,000 bond act to rehabilitate West Lake Drive, County Road 144.
At the urging of Legislator Michael Smith, the bond act was reintroduced to the board earlier this year after it was stalled in a subcommittee backlog during the prior legislative term. The bond act will fund the design, construction management and construction associated with the proposed work, which seeks to rehabilitate about 0.74 miles of West Lake Drive from North Kensico Avenue to Columbus Avenue.
The scope of the project includes milling, resurfacing, catch basin repair, concrete curb replacement, new pavement markers and the construction of shoulders from Prospect Street to North Kensico Avenue. “This critical capital improvement will ensure that West Lake Drive, from North Kensico Avenue to Columbus Avenue in the town of Mount Pleasant, is better-suited to handle its annual daily traffic count of more than 5,500 vehicles," said Smith, who serves as the chairman of the committee on economic development and capital projects.
"Most importantly, the roadway will be made safer for the traveling public in an economically viable manner. Additionally, this project will create jobs in our community, which is of great importance.” The design phase of the project is scheduled to take six months, while construction is estimated to take five months following the award and execution of associated contracts. “I thank County Executive Rob Astorino and the Department of Public Works and Transportation for their work in seeing that this bond act move forward," said Smith.
"I am also appreciative that my fellow legislators unanimously joined me in approving this much-needed capital project. We can all look forward to seeing the newly finished roadway next year.”