Peter J. Reale has been a crossing guard at Mamaroneck Avenue and Old White Plains Road for more than 20 years and is glad to see the Village of Mamaroneck finally renovating the sidewalks along the two streets.
The sidewalk improvements are part of a ten stage project, drawn up by Westchester County in April of last year. The project will revamp sidewalks along Old White Plains Road between Grand Street and Center Avenue. That work represents the first four stages of the project, said Brian J. Jendras, of PCI, which was contracted by the Town of Mamaroneck for the work.
The remaining stages of the project, which should take another five weeks to complete, will take place north up Mamaroneck Avenue until Grand Street. Work on the east side of Mamaroneck Avenue, however, wont begin until the Westchester Joint Waterworks finishes installing a new water main pipe Tuesday.
In the final stage the PCI crew will revamp the sidewalks along Mamaroneck Avenue between Center and Hoyt avenues. They began working on the sidewalks two weeks ago.
"They're really modernizing this neighborhood," said Reale, who has lived in Mamaroneck since 1949. "And it's about due."
Jendras watched from his truck as his crew finished the final portions of the street along Old White Plains Road Monday afternoon. He said they still need to put in a few tree frames and grades, though they would be moving on to Mamaroneck Avenue after school let out.
"These contractors are very wonderful workers and they'll wait until the kids finish school," Reale said. "I think that's wonderful."
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