Legislator John G. Testa, (R-Peekskill, Cortlandt, Yorktown) is pleased to announce the passage of $2.4 million in Bond Acts for rehabilitation and upgrades to a stretch of South Division St. and Crompond Rd. in the City of Peekskill. Legislator Testa was joined by all Legislators present in a 15-0 unanimous vote in favor of the Bonds. The vote took place at the regular meeting of the Board of Legislators (BOL) on Monday, July 9, 2012.
Legislator Testa is the former Mayor of Peekskill and has been a constant advocate for capital improvements to the city's infrastructure throughout his career. Following the vote, Testa said, "I am grateful to my fellow Legislators for joining me in voting for this very important funding package. This rehabilitation will ensure the safety of both the riding and walking public along this key artery in our community." Testa went on to say that, "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 and bring much needed upgrades to a 1.38 mile section of this commercially-critical thoroughfare for northern Westchester County which is travelled by nearly 12,000 cars per 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 South Division St.-Crompond Rd. project is the latest phase in an ongoing effort to rehabilitate and improve several critical roadways in the City. Last Year, Legislator Testa was able to secure $2.8 million through a similar Bond Act for the rehabilitation of East and West Main St. in Peekskill from Route 9 to Conklin Avenue. The County is now completing the bid process for that project and work will begin this summer.