ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY — Public review and comment for the $2 million Grassy Point Road Bridge Replacement Project is open until Aug. 7, with modifications to follow pandemic protocols.
The bridge carries CR 108, also known as Beach Road, over the Minisceongo Creek in Haverstraw.The existing structure has posed a safety concern to motorists and pedestrians, Highway Superintendent Charles “Skip” Vezzetti said.
Recent bridge inspection reports revealed concrete spalling and delamination along the bridge fascia, concrete spalling undermining the railing supports and severely corroded girders including significant girder bottom flange deterioration. The structure has been posted for reduced vehicle weight limit. See photos of the deteriorating bridge.
The federally funded project will completely replace the existing bridge with a modern structure capable of carrying all legal loads. The proposed bridge abutments will be supported on piles.
The new bridge will be constructed adjacent to the existing structure in order to maintain traffic during construction until the new bridge is complete; at which time the approaches will be realigned and the existing bridge superstructure will be removed.
The plan is to begin construction in the spring of 2021 and have the new bridge and realigned roadway opened for use by the end of 2021.
In lieu of a typical public information meeting and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project plans are available both for review online and in-person at the Rockland County Highway Department.
Project plans and alternatives can be accessed and reviewed online.
Project plans and alternatives can be reviewed in-person at: the Rockland County Highway Department, 23 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Comments can be handwritten and submitted at that time or submitted afterward.
Comments, concerns, and suggestions may also be emailed to: Joseph Pyzowski, P.E., Rockland County Highway Department Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or James Bridges, P.E., McLaren Engineering Group, Consultant Project Manager, jbridges@MGMcLaren.com.
Public input will be accepted through Aug 7.