Minority Leader Legislator John Testa (Peekskill/Cortlandt/Yorktown) was joined by his Board of Legislators (BOL) colleagues in passing Bond Acts that authorize up to $2.8 million in funding to rehabilitate critical sections of North and South Division Street and Crompond Road in the City of Peekskill. The vote took place at the regular meeting of the BOL on August 4th and passed by a unanimous 16-0 vote.
One section of the rehab work will cover a distance of approximately 1.38 miles, of South Division Street in the City of Peekskill, from South Street to the Cortlandt/Peekskill Town Line. The other section of road that will be rehabilitated is .31 miles of North Division Street from South Division to Highland Avenue. The projects will include milling, resurfacing, replacement or adjustment of utility castings, concrete curb replacement, installation of handicap ramps, new traffic loops, and new pavement markings. The work is expected to last 9-12 months.
The South Division street section of road supports almost 12,000 vehicles per day and received a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) rating of 55 in 2013 and has continued to deteriorate. The PCI is a rating system based on a 0-100 score. A condition rating of zero indicates that the road requires reconstruction. A score of 100 indicates that the road is new. Based on the PCI rating of 55, this section of roadway requires structural rehabilitation to extend the life of the roadway. The North Division Street section of road supports almost 14,000 vehicles per day and received a PCI rating of 66 in 2013 and has also continued to deteriorate and also requires structural rehabilitation to extend the life of the roadway.
Legislator Testa thanked his BOL colleagues and the County Department of Public Works for their cooperation during the committee review process for this very important project. “This stretch of roadway is critical for both our local residents as they travel to work and school. It is also an important route serving the regional business community and emergency services personnel. The work we are undertaking will completely rehab this road and bring it up to the same condition as the adjoining section in the Town of Cortlandt which New York State rehabbed in 2013.” Legislator Testa noted, “It’s been a long effort in getting this work through the legislative and design process and it is a major project but it is really just one phase of infrastructure work that I’ve been advocating for in Peekskill. Previously, I worked with my colleagues to secure funding for similar road work of 2.14 miles at East and West Main St. in Peekskill from Rte. 9 to Conklin Avenue.”