Yorktown Heights, NY – New York State Assemblyman Matt Slater and Sen. Pete Harckham announced yesterday the start of the $4.1 million resurfacing and paving project on Route 35/202 in the Town of Yorktown in Westchester County.
The project, which stretches about three miles from the Taconic State Parkway to the Route 118 intersection on the commercial center of Yorktown Heights, is part of a major $100 million road repair effort at 64 different locations totaling almost 520 lane miles statewide to renew well-trafficked roads impacted by extreme weather.
“Ensuring the Route 202 corridor in Yorktown is kept at a high quality is critical for the Town of Yorktown. I appreciate the collective work with our partners in government to make this important investment happen,” said Slater.
“The commencement of the Route 35/202 repaving project is truly great news because the current disrepair of this section of roadway is unacceptable,” said Harckham. “Making these necessary improvements on this important area thoroughfare will benefit local residents and small businesses, as well as those traveling through the region. Ensuring the safety of motorists on our roads needs to remain a priority when it comes to infrastructure investments, and I will continue to fight for funding to help improve the condition of our roadways.”
In addition to this important project, Slater and Harckham have been able to push for other improvements for area roads, including:
$3 million repaving of Route 52 in Town of Carmel
$14 million repaving of Route 22 in Towns of Patterson and Southeast
The enacted 2023-24 state budget also included an increase of $60 million for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS).
Earlier this year, Slater and Harckham sent a joint letter to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) voicing concern about area roadways, and both legislative offices have fielded an inordinate number of complaints regarding problems with road surfaces.
The Route 35/202 repaving project is expected to be completed by May 2024. It will include an updating of curb ramps to ADA accessibility where possible.
“We appreciate the efforts of our state representatives to improve essential corridors like Route 202,” said Yorktown Supervisor Tom Diana. “This state road is an important gateway into our community for visitors coming off the Taconic State Parkway into Yorktown Heights’ business district.”
“It is great having strong advocates like Sen Harckham and Assemblyman Slater fighting for Yorktown in Albany. This is a great project that will have lasting benefit for years to come,” said Yorktown Town Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli.