Major Improvements Expected For Critical Roadways

Preliminary construction and utility work is now underway, marking the beginning of major streetscape upgrades for two local thoroughfares — North Avenue and Lincoln Avenue.

The North Avenue project will extend the new sidewalks, street trees, and other design features already in place around Iona College south to the Memorial Highway overpass. In addition, landscaping will be introduced at Hamilton Avenue and The Boulevard. This work is funded by federal community development block grants.

The Lincoln Avenue project involves a complete reconstruction of the road, from North Avenue to the New Rochelle line, including pavement, sidewalks, storm drains, and various traffic calming features. The Lincoln Avenue designs were significantly modified with input from surrounding neighborhoods. This project is funded primarily by federal and state grants, with a small local match.