DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- With a significant chunk of pavement opened up for some roadwork on Livingston Ave., drivers should be careful when driving through the intersection at Broadway. Dobbs Ferry Village Administrator Marcus Serrano said the large hole on Livingston Ave. is for the foundation of a new traffic island.
"[The hole is there because] they have to put the footing in for the concrete," Serrano said.
The construction has been taking place for about three weeks now and there has been new curbing and sidewalks added recently on both the east and west sides of Broadway from Colonial Ave. to the intersection.
"It's the island they're having put in," Serrano said. "It'll control the traffic and have pedestrians able to cross the street without being in danger of being in the middle of the street."
In his village newsletter, Dobbs Ferry Mayor Hartley Connett advised drivers to be careful when passing through due to the change in traffic patterns. He also described the project as a major enhancement to Dobbs Ferry's "Southern Gateway." The project will create new sidewalks and curbs, safer crosswalks and the new island, which will be fully landscaped when finished. The project is funded by both the village and the county and is expected to be completed in late fall.
"They're working as fast as they can, but whenever it rains or there's bad weather they can't do work," Serrano said. "So they should be done by the end of August if the weather holds up."
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