MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon officials recently met with members of the Metropolitan Transit Authority to discuss a multi-million dollar project that will replace five of the city’s aging bridges.
Late last week, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas, the city's grants team and members of the Law Department met with officials and engineers from the MTA to discuss the $25 million project to replace five city bridges along the New Haven Metro-North line, including the 10th Avenue and 3rd Avenue Bridges, which “have been closed for far too long,” according to Thomas.
Thomas said that Mount Vernon has invested $1.8 million, which will be matched exponentially by a $20 million infusion in funding from the MTA. The mayor noted that the MTA and city are planning to partner in turning the bridges “into public art and community spaces with benches, flower plantings, trees and murals.”
“This is similar to programs that the MTA has with Bronxville and Scarsdale,” he added. “We are pleased that they are working with our city to bring the same quality of life here.”