Lawmakers press DOT to address ‘extremely dangerous’ stretch of Route 9A

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Lawmakers and residents are demanding the state to take action on a 2-mile stretch of Route 9A that has been called extremely dangerous.

About 40,000 commuters drive on the stretch between Ossining and Briarcliff every day. Officials believe it’s outdated and is a safety risk, citing 120 accidents in 2018 alone.

They are calling on the state Department of Transportation to come up with a plan to make the road safer.

"We are a mere 30 miles from New York City, yet we suffer from a roadway that’s 90 years old,” says Briarcliff Manor Mayor Steven Vescio. “It's time for an upgrade and complete reconstruction of this important corridor."

DOT officials say they are aware of the problems and are working to address them.

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