Julie Killian Calls on State Officials to Restore Funding to Repair Unsafe Roadway in Bedford
New York State Senate candidate Julie Killian (R-Rye) today called on state officials to restore funding to fix an unsafe portion of the I-684 roadway in Bedford.
In a letter addressed to Todd Westhuis, Regional Director of the New York State Department of Transportation that copied NYS DOT Commissioner Matthew Driscoll, Killian wrote in part:
It is disappointing to hear about cuts to New York State funding that was previously allocated to repair the unsafe section of I-684 between Harris Road to Exit 6 and the on- and off-ramps in Katonah and Bedford Hills.
As you well know, this part of the roadway was originally constructed in 1969, and very little has been done to maintain it, which has resulted in unsafe conditions both in terms of increased incidents of motor vehicle accidents and unhealthy sound levels due the condition of the broken concrete.
Noise pollution is also a significant issue for those residents who live closest to this section of the roadway.
I join the Bedford Town Board and others to implore the New York State Department of Transportation to take swift action to address the unacceptable conditions of this roadbed and interchange and to restore the funding previously allocated to fix it.
“I will do everything in my power as a candidate, and ultimately as a State Senator, to fight to restore this funding and to continue to ensure there is adequate support to update and build infrastructure throughout Westchester County to keep our residents safe,” Killian said. “Westchester families deserve nothing less.”
Killian will run on the Republican and Conservative Party lines in the Special Election for New York State Senate District 37 scheduled for April 24th. Senate District 37 includes the towns and municipalities of: Armonk, Bedford, Bronxville, Crestwood, Eastchester, Harrison, Katonah, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, North Castle, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye City, Rye Brook, Tuckahoe, White Plains and Yonkers.