The following is from Croton's September newsletter.
In 2008, the applied for a grant for traffic, pedestrian and bicycle enhancements on Croton Point Ave. A $1.2 million federal Traffic Enhancement grant was awarded to Croton in 2009. The program is administered through the NYS DOT.
A public presentation of the proposed project will be made at the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 8 pm. Residents are encouraged to attend and participate.
CHA, the consultants for the proposed project, will present information on the alternatives under consideration and focus on the project that has received preliminary NYSDOT approval.
The project includes construction of traffic, pedestrian and bicycle enhancement along Croton Point Ave. from Veteran’s Plaza at the railroad station entrance to the intersection of Benedict Blvd and S. Riverside. Most work would be on Croton Point Ave. The project area is the southern entrance to the Village and the main thoroughfare to the railroad station and Village-owned parking lot.
The overall objectives of the project are to improve traffic flow and provide safer bicycling and pedestrian amenities along this route. The project would include the improvement of intersection operations at the on and off ramps to Route 9 by adding synchronized traffic signalization.
Additionally, the cloverleaf ramp to and from Route 9, serving both north bound traffic would be narrowed and become a “T” intersection with a traffic light. The southbound off ramp from Route 9 would be expanded to include a right-turn lane. A short section of Veteran’s Plaza at the entrance to the station would be widened to 4 lanes; 2 entering and 2 exiting.
The proposal also includes construction of 5 ft. bike lanes and 4 ft. sidewalks on both sides of Croton Point Ave. The projected cost for the project is $2.5 million. If approved, construction would not be expected to begin before Spring of 2014. Comments will be taken at the September 18 meeting. You may also provide comments on the proposed project until October 1, 2012 to Janine King, Ass’t. Village Manager, 1 Van Wyck St., Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.