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Work Planned for Pleasantville Road in Briarcliff

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino approved $520,000 for construction on Pleasantville Road, according to a press release from the county executive's office. The work will begin soon on 3.3 miles of the road to improve conditions for drivers.

Two portions of Pleasantville Road will undergo construction, including a 2.2 mile portion that runs from South State Road to Bedford Road in the villages of Briarcliff Manor and Pleasantville and the Town of Mount Pleasant. A 1.1 mile segment from North State Road to the Ossining Village line in the Village of Briarcliff Manor is also a focal point of the project.

"It is imperative that we move forward on projects to keep our roads safe," Astorino said. "This is one such project. Doing this work now will save us money in the long run."

Workers will repave the surface of the roads, repair and adjust basins and drain structures and install bus pads, concrete curbs, traffic islands and pavement markings. The construction will take approximately nine months.

The Department of Public Works said that 14,608 drivers travel on that stretch of road each day. Maintenance work on the road, as opposed to structural construction, will let the road last longer at a lower cost.

Astorino approved the funds last week for the design portion of the construction that will take six to nine months to complete. He plans to return to the Board of Legislators to get approval for the construction portion that is estimated to cost $5 million.

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