Mount Pleasant street to get $8.2M makeover

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A major rehab project has been approved for a busy Mount Pleasant street.

Westchester County legislators have approved an $8.2 million overhaul of a section of Columbus Avenue from Lakeview Avenue to Nanny Hagen Road.

The construction plan includes repaving the road, installing Americans with Disability Act-compliant sidewalk ramps, new traffic loops, pavement markings, and new bus shelters.

The affected section of Columbus Avenue is home to four schools and the Rose Hill Shopping Center. Lawmakers say the four-lane road handles over 20,000 cars a day and pedestrian traffic has increased over the years in this area. They say it is particularly dangerous in the winter with no sidewalks and people are walking on shoulders and medians. "I think it's a good idea. You see a lot more young people walking around here, coming down from that school, and we should have as many sidewalks as possible," says William Rod, of Mount Pleasant.

An official construction start date has not been set yet.

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