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I-684 to receive more than $6 million makeover

BEDFORD – Interstate 684 is going to receive $6.5 million in state and federal funds to repave a stretch of the highway between Harris Road and Route 35 in the Town of Bedford. The new investment comes a year after $6.7 million was allocated for several repairs along the highway.

“This stretch of 684 is a mess – it’s dangerous and it costs drivers a fortune every year because of the damage it causes to their tires and suspensions,” said Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY-18). “This investment will fix those problems while bringing good-paying jobs and millions in economic activity to our neck of the woods – this is a big deal.”

Bedford Town Supervisor Chris Burdick credited the funding or the work “due to the efforts of our residents who made their voices heard.”

State Senator George Latimer (D, Rye) said he was pleased that the efforts of lawmakers in Albany and Washington “will bring a solution to this longstanding problem.”

“This is especially good news for the tens of thousands of motorists who travel the northern section of I-684 every day and the neighbors of the highway who hope to reduce the impact of road noise on their neighborhoods,” said Assemblyman David Buchwald (D, Mount Kisco).

I-684 is the main north-south connection between I-84 and I-287 east of the Hudson River. It carries average daily traffic volumes of 65,000 to 70,000 vehicles.

 

 


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