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Sidewalk Project Renovates Myrtle Boulevard

A two-month sidewalk project began Tuesday morning along Myrtle Boulevard and will block off small sections of the northbound lane as contractors lay new sidewalks from Murray Avenue to Weaver Street.

The Town of Mamaroneck contracted Acocella, a Scarsdale-based construction company, who will install new sidewalks, curb stones and driveway aprons on Myrtle Boulevard's east side. On Tuesday, they began work on the section between Vine Street and the Myrtle Boulevard entrance to the train station parking lot, where there is currently no sidewalk.

Leo Torres, an Acocella foreman who operated the tractor trailer, dug trenches at the skirt of the road to be able to install sidwalk. He said the new curbs will be raised six inches and the sidewalk will be five feet wide. He added that the sidewalk from Murray Avenue to Wood Street will be concrete, while the sidewalk from Wood Street until Weaver Street will be stone.

"It's part of an annual program, where the Town of Mamaroneck allocates a certain amount of dollars to improve the sidewalks," said David Goessl, civil engineer for the Town of Mamaroneck. The municipality approved their Engineering Department's recommendation for this project five years ago, as well as their recommendation to pave Avon Road in late August.

Similarly, the Town of Mamaroneck will resurface the entire road along Myrtle Boulevard between Murray Avenue and Weaver Street, and then pave over it. But, Goessl said the road will be finished in time for the parade commemorating the Town of Mamaroneck's 350th anniversary.

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