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County Plans Route 202/ S. Division St. Renovations For Peekskill

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – The portion of Route 202 that runs through Peekskill will get much-needed renovations in the coming months from Westchester County.

County Legislator John Testa (D-Peekskill) announced the passage of $2.4 million in bonds for rehabilitation and upgrades to the stretch of South Division Street and Crompond Road (Route 202) in Peekskill. The bond was approved by a 15-0 unanimous vote on July 9. "I am grateful to my fellow legislators for joining me in voting for this very important funding package," said Testa.  "This rehabilitation will ensure the safety of both the riding and walking public along this key artery in our community."

Testa continued, "In addition to the safety improvements, this work will contribute to the vitality of the business that operate in this area and are essential to the economic well-being of Peekskill, Cortlandt and the rest of northern Westchester County." The project will rehabilitate the 1.38-mile section of the busy thoroughfare for northern Westchester County, which Testa said is travelled by nearly 12,000 cars each day.  The work will include, but not be limited to, milling the existing asphalt, resurfacing and concrete curb replacement, installation of handicap ramps, new traffic loops, new pavement markings, replacement of utility castings and other related work.

The start date for the construction will depend on when the design phase of the project is finished, Testa said.

"It's hard to tell when exactly that may be but it might not be until next spring that the actual construction is done, depending on how long the design takes," Testa said.

Last Year, Testa and the legislature secured $2.8 million through a similar bond for the rehabilitation of East and West Main Street in Peekskill from Route 9 to Conklin Avenue.  The county is now entering the first phase of that renovation project.

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