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FACT SHEET - Yonkers Avenue, Tuckahoe, NY

Published Feb. 1, 2016

DESCRIPTION: Bank erosion on the Bronx River along Yonkers Avenue in Tuckahoe stretches for approximately 400 feet south, downstream of Main Street, and threatens to undermine Yonkers Avenue. The bend of the Bronx River and its channelization at this location contribute to the erosion of a stone wall on the east bank, which supports Yonkers Avenue, itself now showing signs of cracking, settlement, and sinking of the roadbed along the eroded streambank. Yonkers Avenue supports vital infrastructure in the form of sewer lines and utility poles, and serves as the only emergency route between Tuckahoe and Yonkers. In the absence of corrective action, this major road will be compromised by the Bronx River, and its erosion will jeopardize public safety, as well as public infrastructure.


AUTHORIZATION:  Section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 1946, as amended [33 U.S.C. 701(r)].


STATUS:  An Initial Appraisal Report (IAR) was approved on 23 January 2009. The IAR established federal interest in protecting public infrastructure and utilities on Yonkers Avenue. The non-federal sponsor is the Village of Tuckahoe. The Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) was executed on 17 December 2009. The New York District initiated the Planning Design and Analysis (PDA) phase, which consists of all planning and design and environmental compliance activities. A construction contract was awarded on 30 September 2010. Construction was scheduled to commence in the summer of 2011. However, due to unknown site conditions and storm events, construction did not commence until December 2011.  Construction was completed in December 2012 and the project was turned over to the Village of Tuckahoe.  This was an ARRA-funded project.



Estimated Federal $1,500,000

Estimated Non-Federal $ 800,000

Total $2,300,000



Karen Ashton, P.E., Project Manager, Plan Formulation Branch, Planning Division

Phone: (917) 790-8607; e-mail: 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District 

26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278




District:  NY-16




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