New City-Congers Road Improvement Project
Brewery Road to Lake DeForest
Town of Clarkstown

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Project Update and Status - April 2012

The project will reconstruct New City-Congers Road from Brewery Road to Lake DeForest, a length of approximately one mile.  Roadway improvements include realignment of the sharp curve west of Goebel Road, realignment of the Ridge Road/Strawtown Road intersection, and the addition of left turn lanes at the intersections with Brewery Road, Cairnsmuir Lane, Clarkstown High School entrance, and Ridge Road/Strawtown Road.  The project will also include new asphalt pavement and shoulders, concrete curbs, concrete sidewalk along the south side, and drainage improvements.  New signing and pavement markings will also be provided.Plans are being finalized and acquisition of the necessary right-of-way and grading easements is under way. 

The Construction Phase is expected to begin in 2015 and be completed in 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I find out more details about the Project?

Plans are available for public review at the Rockland County Highway Department. Call to make arrangements to view them or discuss the project with the Project Engineer.

2. How can I know if my property will need to be acquired for road widening?

The County Highway Department is now in the process of acquiring the necessary right-of-way to construct the project.  If additional right-of-way needs to be acquired from your property, you will be contacted before the property appraisal is made.

3. During construction, how will I have access to my driveway?

Provisions will be made to ensure that you will be able to use your driveway daily. Depending on the new grade change to the road surface, your driveway may also need to be adjusted to match the road grade. This adjustment will be done and paid for under the project.

4. Will there need to be a detour during construction?

During most phases of construction, work will be staged to provide that at least one lane remain open to traffic during the day, with two lanes restored during non-working hours. Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties during construction.

If you wish to find out more information about the project, please contact the project engineer George W. Wolpert, P.E. He can be reached by phone at 845-638-5060 or email at