MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a highway safety improvement program that will distribute $75.6 million for road improvements throughout the state, including $2 million for a project in Mount Kisco.
The Mount Kisco project will realign the heavily traveled intersection of state routes 172 and 117 and add pedestrian signals and facilities at all four crosswalks.
“Strengthening vital infrastructure across the state is critically important to ensuring the safety of our communities, both today and for future generations,” Cuomo said in a statement. “With these projects we are providing modern safety improvements that benefit everyone on the road, from drivers to bicyclists and pedestrians. Working alongside our partners in the federal government, our administration will continue to upgrade essential transportation networks in every corner of the state in order to make our communities safer for all.”
Federal funding was made available to the state Department of Transportation, which administers the Highway Safety Improvement Program.
“These projects will enable the New York state Department of Transportation and localities to make a wide variety of highway safety improvements, enhancing bicycle and pedestrian safety, encouraging drivers to stay in their lanes, and making it easier for everyone to navigate busy intersections," NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald said in a statement. "Safety is our top priority at DOT, and through this program and others we are able to continuously improve safety for travelers across New York.”