Work on the Ashford Avenue Bridge, which connects Dobbs Ferry to Ardsley, is ahead of schedule and moving onto its next phase.
McNamee Construction Corp. of Lincolndale, NY finished installing netting and planking on underside of the bridge earlier than expected. This work was supposed to shut down some southbound sections of the Saw Mill River Parkway, which runs underneath the bridge, during overnight hours until the end of the week.
However, since the contractor finished early, work will resume on Wednesday morning, Oct. 24 and continue until Friday, Oct. 26, causing one lane in each direction from Southfield Avenue to Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A) to be closed for the three days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., so that cable to support netting on the topside of the bridge can be installed.
On Monday, Oct. 29 more netting and planking will be installed, weather permitting, causing road closures on the northbound lanes of the Saw Mill River Parkway through Nov. 3.
Here is the schedule:
- All lanes of the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway between Lawrence Street (Exit 16) and Route 119 (Exit 21) will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- The northbound left lane of the parkway will be closed starting at 8 p.m. and then the full northbound direction closed beginning at 11 p.m.
- The southbound left lane of the parkway will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. The northbound left lane will remain closed until 5:30 a.m.
A police officer will help guide traffic at the traffic signal on the parkway at Lawrence Street (Exit 16), while a detour will follow Lawrence Street, to Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A) to Main Street (Route 119).
These bridge repairs are a part of a $1.5 million emergency repair effort expected to be complete this winter. These repairs were made in response to an incident on June 22 when concrete from the sides of the bridge fell onto the New York State Thruway, which also runs underneath the bridge, damaging several cars.
The bridge, which has been referred to as the “worst county-owned bridge in Westchester," is slated for a $20 million long-term rehabilitation expected to be complete by the end in 2017. That project is being financed with a combination of federal, state and county funds.
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