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New Castle Updates Residents on Construction Plans

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – Town Administrator Penny Paderewski said planned construction projects in Chappaqua are currently being mapped out by a consulting engineer and could be brought before the New Castle Town Board for approval within the month.

In January, Paderewski and other town officials announced that work on King Street and South Greeley Avenue would be put on hold for at least a year and 2012 would instead be dedicated to planning for the projects.

Paderewski said planning for each project is being broken up into two parts: infrastructure work underneath the ground and landscaping improvements above ground

"I've been meeting with our consulting engineer in getting the scope of the engineering proposal for all the infrastructure that has not already been completed in terms of the plans," Paderewski said.

While the consulting engineer, Dolph Rotfeld, is working on infrastructure planning, the town will begin drawing up landscaping plans when Town Planner David Brito returns to work. According to Paderewski, Brito was granted a leave of absence after recently becoming a first-time father.

Paderewski said that bricks for sidewalks and crosswalks have already been selected for the projects and hopes to have the plans finished soon in order to display the drawings in the lobby of town hall.

The finished plans will include the overhaul of South Greeley Avenue's water mains in 2013, followed by the upgrade of water mains and sewer lines underneath King Street , which will likely be carried out in 2014. The construction will be accompanied by beautification projects, including the addition of lampposts and a mini-park.

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