Senator Greg Ball Announces Start of Rt. 22 Phase Ii Expansion Project in Brewster
Lane Closures To Be Expected As Early As Monday
Brewster, N.Y. – 3/21/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) today announced that the Department of Transportation has begun phase two of the Route 22 expansion project in Brewster.
According to the Department of Transportation alternating traffic lane closures will start as early as Monday, March 25th as they start drainage work on the north bound lane of Route 22.
“Working with local partners, and after years of inaction, we were able to deliver the first phased expansion of Route 22 to ease the flow of traffic. Getting that done was a huge improvement, but the expansion must continue. This next phase is intended to remove the current bottle neck now occurring further south and can’t happen soon enough. As someone who sits in this traffic daily, the project is welcomed and is desperately needed for the residents of Brewster and for those that travel Route 22,” said Senator Greg Ball. “I am so happy to see that this project is coming to fruition. I urge those that travel the road to be patient and understanding while the construction occurs.”
The purpose of the Route 22 project is to provide cost-effective improvements to a highly congested section of Route 22, focusing on reducing congestion and increasing safety. This will be accomplished by a minor realignment of the Route 22/Milltown Road intersection, installing four new mast arm signal poles and pavement widening to provide additional lanes north and south of the intersection. Milltown Road will also be modified to have a double left turn, allowing more cars to turn onto Route 22.
The completion date is scheduled for December 30, 2013.
For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.