WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant worth nearly $8.7 million for hazard mitigation on a bridge carrying the Saw Mill River Parkway over the Kisco River in the Town of New Castle that connects to Mount Kisco.
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) grant was awarded to the New York State Department of Transportation from FEMA’s Sandy Recovery Office within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). FEMA provided $8,680,000 to remove and replace the existing composite steel girder bridge carrying the Sawmill River Parkway.
The bridge will be replaced with a new structure on the existing horizontal alignment and an elevated profile more resilient to extreme weather events.
“Upgrades to critical pieces of infrastructure are paramount to ensure that our roads, bridges, and main thruways are safe and resilient during severe weather events,” Lowey said in a statement. “I’m pleased New Castle will receive these federal funds that I fought for in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. I will continue to work with communities in the Lower Hudson Valley to ensure that their infrastructure needs are met.”
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