PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A repaving project on a stretch of the Saw Mill River Parkway in Pleasantville could mitigate the impact of roadway flooding.
As WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported, crews will add another three inches of asphalt along 900 feet of the parkway later this month in an effort to reduce minor spells of flooding, which sends detouring traffic through village streets.
The village’s mayor said the roadway repaving is a temporary fix and is appealing to Albany to rehab the parkway.
“The real solution is to build a low bridge that allows proper pilings to support the road and the water to flow underneath it. The money’s not available so far, at least on the state front, and they have used these interim fixes,” Pleasantville Mayor Peter Sherer told Murnane. “What we need them to do is keep track of the height of this parkway year after year after year so we never get into a circumstance where it’s closing as frequently as it did over the past spring.”