This year will be remembered for many things in the Village of Tuckahoe but residents are losing hope that this year will bring the re-opening of Yonkers Ave. back to the Village.
"It's a joke already," stated Teresa Luero who is tired of the traffic jams and detours that she deals with everyday.
"These guys said the road would be done months ago and still were waiting and it will be a shame if 2012 comes and goes and Yonkers Ave. is still closed," she continued.
Karen Ashton, P.E., Project Manager issued an update to the Village on Friday, stating that the Army Corps of Engineers expects three additional weeks of construction remaining on the project and even that time table is contingent upon successful installation of piles which are being inserted into some of the deepest depths in the project.
Construction of the pipe pile/sheet pile combination retaining wall officially resumed on Sept. 11 and 15 piles have been installed to date.
Officials stated that, "the four remaining piles are to be installed in the location of the deepest bedrock and consequently will take longer to install than the recently installed piles."
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This past week focused on the removal of the remaining existing casings that were previously installed by the first subcontractor and were removed without incident.
Once all the pipe piles/sheet piles are installed, the Village of Tuckahoe may begin the process of opening Yonkers Avenue, which DPW says would take at least two weeks to get one lane of traffic open to the public.