MOUNT VERNON – The $2.2 million project to realign the intersection of Routes 172 and 117 in the Town of Mount Kisco has begun. The project is expected to enhance safety for motorists and pedestrians, the state Department of Transportation said.
The project will include installation of new traffic and pedestrian signals and new crosswalks at all four legs of the intersection.
The intersection connects the two state highways with Northern Westchester Hospital and sees more than 16,000 vehicles a day. Several pedestrians also use the intersection to access retail locations and restaurants near the hospital.
The new intersection will have dedicated turn lanes controlled by traffic signals. A right-turn lane headed southbound on Route 117 will be modified at the entrance to the hospital to assist pedestrians crossing Route 117.
The project is expected to be substantially completed next year.