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New Pipe Installation Causes Constant Traffic Jam on Midland Avenue PDF Print Email

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By Staff


May 2, 2018:  If you are driving around Bronxville these days, you are likely to find yourself in a traffic jam or diversion on Midland Avenue. Some of you might be wondering why. We spoke with Village Administrator Jim Palmer, who explained that an old 12-inch cast-iron main is being replaced by a new, larger 16-inch steel main to “satisfy additional gas demands in the village.” This is resulting in ongoing construction on Midland Avenue.

According to Palmer, this project started in January in the Village of Tuckahoe at the intersection of Winter Hill and Midland and will extend all the way down to Library Lane and tie into a new line installed there last winter. The section of replacement around the school will be done during the summer months “to minimize disruption in that area.”

Palmer further explained that the project is being done in phases “to ensure that one section is complete before starting the next area of replacement.” He also noted that Con Ed is making “a region-wide effort to upgrade and replace old gas mains” and that there is another project under way on Northway and Northwest Way.

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For those of you wondering about the hedges that were removed from the middle of Midland last month, Palmer said that “the hedges in the island will be restored and bricks will be laid on the corners of the islands (where streets intersect) to improve visibility for motorists entering and existing side streets.” 

In the meantime, when driving around Bronxville you might want to avoid Midland when you can! 

First photo by A. Warner; second photo by N. Bower

 





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Bronxville Overview

Bronxville Overview

Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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Village of Bronxville Administrative Offices
337-6500
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Bronxville Police Department
337-0500
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Bronxville Parking Violations
337-2024
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793-6400


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