Stephen Betio, Mayor of Briarcliff Manor: New York State DOT Fails to Repair and Overhaul Route 9A

Stephen Betio, Mayor of Briarcliff Manor: New York State DOT Fails to Repair and Overhaul Route 9A

BRIACLIFF MANOR, N.Y. — A suburban mayor has called on the New York State Department of Transportation to help improve safety on difficult roads. Route 9A in Central Westchester.

CBS2’s he wasn’t designed to be driven by hundreds of heavy trucks every day, as Tony Aiello reported on Monday.
A stretch of road with a bad reputation.

“I’ve heard stories of truck roofs being ripped off,” said one person. Route 9A to Pleasantville Road at Briarcliff Manor.

Right lane clearance is only 10 feet 10 inches. Tall trucks must merge on the left to enter safely below.
Briarcliff Manor mayor Stephen Vescio said, “They will hit the bridge if they are not driven into the passing lane.” The truck collided when it stopped suddenly because of the accident.

“Trucks have to go very quickly to get through that pass. Yes, it’s dangerous,” says Ossining’s Eric Berrios.
Eighteen years ago, Aiello reported on the aftermath of his truck, which was hit by a car in its blind spot while exiting a bridge and re-merging into the right lane, colliding with a tanker that went up in flames. 4,444 Local officials believe the 90-year-old roads weren’t designed to handle 45,000 vehicles a day, and the state’s DOT neglects maintenance.

“It shouldn’t take months to fix the broken guardrails,” said Betio.

Village said it notified the DOT of the March hiatus.

Betio wrote a series of letters to Albany. “We are appealing to the DOT to take immediate action to resolve the issue on Highway 9A,” it read. He also has to work on these long overdue major modernizations,” Betio said.

For example, completely rebuild the overpass so that trucks no longer have to drive under it.
locals believe the street is functionally obsolete after his 90 years and want to know what the state plans for its future.

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