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For Commuters, One Week Down...Thirty More to Go

May 10, 2009

The major flood mitigation project at the Croton-Harmon Train Station commuter lot is underway and has concluded its first week of construction successfully. The construction affects the lowest lying section of the lot where some 650 cars would normally be parked. The work will raise the grade of the low lying sections prone to flooding as well as raise the Veterans Way access road to the lot. The work is scheduled to be completed by December 2009.

The contractor, Sisca Northeast Inc. of Brewster, New York, was awarded the contract on April 13, 2009, as the lowest, responsible bidder. Sisca began work on May 4, 2009 on the $2.6 million project. “As far as paying the for the work is concerned, we are going to make sure that every “i” is dotted and every “t” crossed before any funds are disbursed.” notes Village Manager Abraham Zambrano, “Our goal is a high quality project on time and on budget. We will be monitoring the work very carefully.”

“Of approximately 1,500 permit parking spaces, we have lost approximately about one third-500 spaces- during the construction. In the daily parking section, we have lost approximately 150 out of 400 spaces or 37.5%.” reports Assistant Village Manager Janine King. “Commuters will see newly striped temporary parking spots in alternate places. We had to be creative about placing as many parking spots as close to the station we could during the construction.”

The Village has arranged alternate parking at Croton Point Park, Van Cortlandt Manor, and along South Riverside Avenue and Croton Point Avenue, with bus service to and from the new outlying temporary lots. Commuters will find details on where to park at the Village’s Train Station Parking webpage: http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/PublicDocuments/CrotonHudsonNYParking/index.

Commuters are urged to sign up for email updates about the train station parking lot. Assistant Manager King adds, “If you would like to be placed in our Connect CTY system in order to receive timely updates about the construction project email your name and contact information to parking@crotononhudson-ny.gov.”

On May 26, 2009 12:35 PM, daniel stahlie said:

The real problem as I see it in the long term is the roads that lead in and out of the parking lot. The number of commuters will grow but the access will become very slow. The only soultion to this problem is to make a roundabout on the corner of gateway plaza and croton point ave. Stop signs in this location are a huge waste of time escpecially since 90% of the traffic comes from 2 of the 3 corners. There is enough space for a roundabout. Some sidewalk on the north end might be taken out, but it can work. This is the best long term solution in my opinion. This link has the details.

http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/engineering/roundabouts/docs/Roundabouts_Benefits.pdf



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