Bond approval for Port Jervis Promenade expected shortly


Replacing the old Tri-States Bridge, talked about for years, could begin in the next few months

PORT JERVIS – The Port Jervis Common Council is expected to approve a $5 million bond to build the long-planned Promenade in the downtown business district.
Mayor Kelly Decker said the state has approved the plans and the contractor will begin the pre-construction process, possibly by the end of the month.
“The bond will entail not only the Promenade, but our road widening and bridge project in Tri-States and then some things that need to be done around the city,” Decker said.
Additional money that is required to complete the projects has been reprogrammed from the Town of Minisink, which had funds earmarked, but never used.
The Promenade will be a park setting with seating, a fountain, trees and Wi-Fi for shoppers and diners.