Residents driving south on Mamaroneck Avenue past Grand Street now have both lanes available, as contractors move on to the next phase of a Village of Mamaroneck sidewalk improvements project.
Crews began work on the south-bound side of Mamaroneck Avenue between Old White Plains Road and Grand Street after the end of the school year in late June, which shut down the right lane up until last week.
Foreman have moved down Mamaroneck Avenue for the next phase of the 10 phase project. Monday, Salvador Alvarez and his co-workers set the curbs between Center Avenue and Waverly Avenue, and said they will lay the asphalt for the curbs and sidewalk Tuesday and complete the section by Wednesday. The crew will then move onto the sidewalk between Waverly Avenue and Hoyt Avenue, before beginning work on the north-bound side of Mamaroneck Avenue next week.
While working on the portion of Mamaroneck Avenue between Grand Street and Old White Plains Road, contractors discovered that the existing curb and gutter system extended two inches further into the road than they originally planned for.
PCI requested an additional $50,652 for enough asphalt to cover 4,020 square feet of roadway repair. The Village of Mamaroneck originally awarded the Mount Vernon construction company the contract for $643,292.90, including all materials, on March 14.
The Village of Mamaroneck approved the increase to the contract using Community Development Block Grant money at the June 27 Board of Trustees meeting. Assistant Village Manager Dan Sarnoff said this likely won't affect the length of the project.
"Unfortunately what happens is there are field conditions that you don't always know about," assistant village manager Dan Sarnoff said.
Alvarez estimated the rest of the sidewalk improvements project will take a month.
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