After 80 years, Mamaroneck's Jefferson Avenue Bridge will soon be blown to kingdom come to clear the way for a newly constructed bridge that has been in the works since 2010.
According to a notice sent out by the Village of Mamaroneck (VOM), the estimated $3.5 million project will begin on Monday, Sept. 10, and will continue through June of 2013. The Pleasantville-based Arben Group, LLC was awarded the bid by the VOM.
The work will take place in three phases; in the intial phase, the bridge and foundation (including center supports) will be demolished and the deck will be removed. Once that's completed, concrete forms will be placed inside and the foundation will be poured. The final phase will include delivery and placement of the bridge in sections.
Due to its advancing age, —which sits over the Mamaroneck River—was in need of repair, with cracked and eroded sidewalks and an eroded stone wall as evidence of its demise.
"A portion of the large lot on Jefferson Avenue, and the entire small lot at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Van Ranst Avenue will be closed and utilized for construction and staging of materials," said the notice from the village.
The following areas will be closed through May 31, 2013, as per the village's website:
- The smaller Jefferson Avenue Commuter Lot, by (Approximately 36 Spaces)
- Approximately 13 Spaces in the larger Jefferson Avenue Commuter Lot
- 15 metered spaces on Jefferson Avenue, by the Bridge over the Mamaroneck River
- 64 total spaces will be temporarily closed for construction
Temporary parking using existing railroad permits will be allowed at the following locations:
- Long-term parking meter spaces on Van Ranst Avenue
- Any parking meter space on Jefferson Avenue between Van Ranst and Mamaroneck Avenues
- Parking meter spaces on Halstead Avenue, on the railroad side of the street
- PERMIT HOLDERS CANNOT PARK AT THE METERS LOCATED AT STATION PLAZA
Please be advised that the construction schedule will change, depending on the weather, field conditions, and the progress of work. For a map of new parking locations, please click here.
Construction delays will be posted on the village's website or you can sign up for e-mail alerts on the village's website here.