State Grant to Improve Safety of Intersection of 172 and 117

A state project to realign the intersection of State Routes 172 and 117 in Mount Kisco, and add pedestrian signals and facilities at all four crosswalks, will be funded with $2 million from the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program.

It's part of $75.6 million in federal funding for 33 projects that will enhance mobility and safety on roadways across the state.

The Mount Kisco project was selected through a competitive process designed to support initiatives that have the greatest ability to reduce traffic fatalities and severe injuries.

The heavily-trafficked three-way intersection where Route 172 dead-ends into Route 117 is home to stores, offices and Northern Westchester Hospital Center. It's difficult to navigate for cars and a pedestrian nightmare. 

“Strengthening vital infrastructure across the State is critically important to ensuring the safety of our communities, both today and for future generations,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a press statement. “With these projects we are providing modern safety improvements that benefit everyone on the road, from drivers to bicyclists and pedestrians. Working alongside our partners in the federal government, our administration will continue to upgrade essential transportation networks in every corner of the State in order to make our communities safer for all.” 
Theresa Flora June 17, 2014 at 06:23 PM
Glad to read this. Long overdue.


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