New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday announced that work is underway on a $17.1 million project to build two bridges in Westchester County. It’s part of his $542 million Empire Bridge program.
The project will include replacing the bridge that carries the Saw Mill River Parkway over the Kisco River into Mount Kisco and building a new bridge to replace the culvert that carries the Parkway over the Branch Brook into New Castle. The two new bridges will be wider and five feet higher than the existing bridge and culvert to help prevent flooding and road closures during extreme weather. Republican state Senator Terrence Murphy says the project will improve the Saw Mill River Parkway and address flooding issues that have plagued the area. The project will take place in two phases and is anticipated to be complete by the end of the year.