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Five-Year Road Repaving Plan Eyed In New Castle

New Castle Supervisor Rob Greenstein speaks at a League of Women Voters talk in Chappaqua.
New Castle Supervisor Rob Greenstein speaks at a League of Women Voters talk in Chappaqua. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- A five-year plan is being considered for repaving New Castle's town roads, according to Supervisor Rob Greenstein.

Greenstein made the announcement as part of a series of local-issue updates during a conversation he had on Tuesday morning with the League of Women Voters New Castle chapter. The talk was hosted by the Chappaqua Library.

The potential five-year plan, according to Greenstein, is being looked into by Gerry Moerschell, the town's deputy commissioner of the Department of Public Works.

The five-year window may be more of an aspiration than a likelihood, however, as Greenstein acknowledged that strictly following it is not realistic.

“That’s not going to happen,” he said.

The supervisor cited the difficult economic climate in recent years for town roads being neglected.

“I’m not blaming anybody other than economy but now we have some catching up to do.”

The town may have to go out to bond in order to pay for such a timeline, according to Greenstein.

For this year's budget, Greenstein recalled, more funding is in place for road repaving although he said it is still not enough. He cited an increase from $400,000 to $600,000.

Town roads are those that the Town of New Castle has jurisdiction over in terms of maintenance. However, there are roads within the town's borders that it does not have control over as far as repaving goes.

State roads, such as Routes 117, 120 or 133, are controlled by the State Department of Transportation. Westchester County roads, such as Seven Bridges Road and Pinesbridge Road, are the county's responsbility.

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