GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- In an effort to help first responders select the fastest route to an emergency, Westchester County has given the town of Greenburgh approval to mount traffic cameras on the Ashford Avenue bridge and surrounding streets.
"I want to give big thank you to the county for their response," said Town Supervisor Paul Feiner. "I think this will be a big help to first responders. They will be able to respond faster to emergencies because they will be able to monitor traffic before responding to incidents."
Feiner also suggested that webcams be placed around the bridge area in Ardsley and Dobbs Ferry so town officials can monitor traffic conditions 24 hours a day.
Additionally, Feiner believes the cameras will introduce accountability on long-term construction projects. "It’s important for bridge contractors to know that they are being watched and that we expect them to work as quickly as possible to repair the bridge," said Feiner. "I believe if contractors know that we’re watching them that the construction will be completed much quicker."
Feiner and the Greenburgh Police Department plan to proceed as soon as possible with this initiative.