A roughly two-mile stretch of I-684 that has needed repaving for nearly 20 years will finally have that work completed this fall.
State and local officials announced at a gathering in Katonah last Thursday that the $13 million project will see the roadway resurface on both the northbound and southbound sides between Harris Road and Exit 6 in Bedford along with various other safety improvements.
Residents who live in the area have been angered for years by the extreme noise generated by vehicles traveling at highway speeds over the concrete pavement surface, prompting the start of a petition drive a few years ago in an attempt to convince policy makers to address the issue.
“From the time I was elected (to the Senate) until now, I have found a tremendous amount of outpouring of not only complaints but a sense that we must have this done, to find a way to get this two-mile stretch of concrete redone,” said state Sen. Shelley Mayer (D-Yonkers).
There will be detour signs posted on the highway along with electronic message boards informing drivers how to navigate the area during those hours.