The Northern Westchester Examiner

Traffic Signals Slated for Fall on Route 202

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April 30 DOT Road Work PixTwo long-awaited traffic signals on Route 202 and the Bear Mountain Parkway in Yorktown are scheduled to be installed this fall, according to the state Department of Transportation.

DOT officials met with a few dozen residents last week at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center to outline details of its $11.58 million improvement project, which got underway earlier this month.

New signals at 202 and Pine Grove Court and Bear Mountain Parkway and Stoney Street will be done simultaneously and completed by the winter. The entire project is slated to be finished by June 2014.

The work will also feature an additional lane in both directions on 202, a right turn lane from Stoney Street to the Bear Mountain Parkway, and a bridge replacement over Hunter Brook. In addition, Bear Mountain Parkway will be reduced to one lane each way from 202 to the Taconic State Parkway and the speed limit will be reduced.

The project has already caused massive delays and backups along 202, something DOT officials insist should improve, although they conceded getting in and out of some businesses along DOT could be difficult at times.

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