Smith Road Improvement Project
Pascack Road to North Middletown Road
Town of Clarkstown

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Project Update and Status - April 2012

The reconstruction of approximately 5,775 feet (1760 meters) of Smith Road from Pascack Road to North Middletown Road includes widening for shoulders, turning lanes at intersections, new drainage and improvements to the vertical and horizontal alignments. New sidewalks will be constructed along sections of the project, and new signing and pavement markings will be provided.

Plans are nearly complete and the acquisition of narrow ROW widening land strips and grading easements from adjacent property owners is under way. After properties are acquired and the plans are completed, the project will be let for bidding and construction will follow.

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 evaluating the right-of-way needs for 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