DESCRIPTION: The project site is located in the vicinity of the Westchester County Center complex, near the intersection of the Bronx River Parkway and Central Park Avenue (Route 100). Streambank erosion on the Bronx River stretches for approximately 1600 feet south, downstream of the Central Park Avenue bridge, and continues north of the bridge for at least several hundred feet, threatening to undermine the Bronx River Parkway. The Central Park Avenue bridge abutments are also being threatened by erosion.
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 the Bronx River Parkway and the Central Park Avenue bridge. The non-federal sponsor is the Westchester County Department of Planning. The New York District of the Corps initiated the Planning Design and Analysis (PDA) phase, which consists of all planning and design and environmental compliance activities to demonstrate that federal participation is warranted. The Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) was executed between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Westchester County on 22 December 2009. A construction contract was awarded on 30 September 2010. Construction was substantially complete on 7 December 2011 with additional planting conducted in the Spring of 2012. This project was designed using ARRA funds and officially turned over to the non-Federal sponsor in April 2013.
Estimated Federal $1,150,000
Estimated Non-Federal $ 600,000
Paul A. Tumminello, P.E.
Chief, Civil Works Branch
Programs and Project Management Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
26 Federal Plaza, Room 17-411
New York, NY, 10278