The Thruway Authority on Wednesday announced $475,000 in state grants to three municipalities in Rockland County in support if riverfront restoration and revitalization projects near the New NY Bridge. The grants will fund recreational, cultural and infrastructure projects in villages along the Hudson River. Approximately $1 million was also granted to riverfront communities in Westchester County.
The Thruway Authority partnered with the New York Department of State and two Hudson Valley environmental organizations—Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson—as part of its environmental commitments for the construction of the New NY Bridge, which will replace the existing Tappan Zee Bridge.
The grant recipients are:
The Village of Nyack: $195,000 to construct a pedestrian bridge over the inlet separating Memorial Park along the Hudson River from the village’s public boat launch and marina.
The Village of South Nyack: $163,200 to improve Franklin Street Park, including tennis court renovations and a shade canopy for the children’s playground.
The Village of Upper Nyack: $158,710 to construct a new sidewalk along North Broadway.
Maria Lehman, P.E., interim executive director and chief operating officer of the New York State Thruway Authority, said, “We are thrilled to help local communities improve access to the Hudson River while supporting a wide range of projects important to their residents. The implementation of this grant program is another example of our commitment to communities neighboring the New NY Bridge project, and we’re proud to play a role in making these worthwhile projects a reality.”