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Construction Ending, More Beginning For Greenburgh

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Driving by the Crossroads Shopping Center , Greenburgh residents are greeted by several trucks, police cars, traffic cones, construction workers and dirt-covered streets, cutting the four-lane Tarrytown Road in half.

Since early July, Con Edison has been working to fix a gas main leak at the west end of the shopping center, a company representative said.

So far, there have been no accidents caused by the construction or lane closures, according to Greenburgh Police Chief Joseph DeCarlo. However, traffic does become congested around morning and evening rush hours, especially as the construction site is less than one-half mile away from Interstate 287's Exit four.

Even after this project finishes this month, there will be no reprieve from construction in Greenburgh. Once Con Edison fixes the gas main, the state will embark on a mission to pave Route 119 from Tarrytown to White Plains.

"That's a huge project," said John Lucido, Greenburgh's building inspector, who noted that Con Edison needs to take care of the leak before paving can begin in the area.

Elmsford Village Mayor Robert Williams also confirmed the state-funded paving project, noting it will go through Elmsford and Greenburgh. The 4-mile project is expected to be completed by November, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The Route 119 paving is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $32.8 million venture to fix approximately 100 miles of state roads throughout Westchester and three other nearby counties.

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