The purpose and history of the Route 9 Active Transportation Project
The project covers US Route 9 from NY Route 117 to the southern border of Hastings. This 9 mile corridor connects the villages of Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry and Hastings-on-Hudson.
Route 9's configuration, many motor vehicles, and 150 crashes per year inhibit cycling and walking. This forms a barrier between our residential areas, transit rich commercial districts, and the corridor's 23 schools.
The Tappan Zee Bridge replacement effort included a Community Benefits Program. In 2016, Rivertown residents realized the CBP was the perfect way to fund a study of how to improve Route 9.
The 5 villages hired Nelson\Nygaard to run the community involvement process and create a conceptual design. In 2017, four public meetings were held and two surveys performed.
The resulting plan was presented in 2018. It proposes completing sidewalks, more and safer crosswalks, protected cycling lanes, safer geometry for motor vehicles, plus shelters and benches at bus stops.
The State Department of Transportation selected WSP to perform public engagement and produce preliminary engineering drawings. Work should start in June 2023 and have drawings approved in June 2024.