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DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – Construction has been an ongoing story in the villages with various projects happening throughout the year.

The village made the decision to tear up the current Gould Field in Dobbs Ferry and replace it with a new level playing surface. The costs of the field have been split with the Dobbs Ferry School District covering 60 percent of the renovations.

With the split, the school district will pay $15,000 of the cost while the village will pay $10,000.  The village expects to have the field done by early spring.

The field will be blocked off throughout the winter and officials expect the project to be ready for the spring season. Volunteers including players, coaches and local residents also recently helped clean out the storage shed as they hope to have a completely revamped park next season.

Ashford Avenue was also a huge project in the area as it’s a road used by anyone passing through heading to other villages or the Saw Mill Parkway. The street was torn up for nearly two weeks as workers dug up the road and fixed manholes before repaving it.  However, there have been some issues since the repaving with many reporting a “washboard effect” when driving.  Village Administrator Marcus Serrano said the village is currently looking at ways to correct the problem, including possibly repaving certain areas, but also noted that the contractor has been working in good faith throughout the process.

While the issue will be fixed in the springtime, Serrano said the contractors were unsure how it occurred.

“We had a couple meetings with them and they said they’ve been doing this for over 20 years and they’ve never had an issue like this before and they don’t know what’s going on,” he said.

There will be some work done in the spring to correct the problem as it’s too late in the year to fix it now, according to Serrano.

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