The Manville Road Corridor Improvement Project proposes to create a safe and enjoyable pedestrian experience between Memorial Plaza and Tompkins Avenue. The project consists of modifications to improve pedestrian circulation in downtown Pleasantville, including sidewalk improvements, signal enhancements, speed calming measures, pedestrian signals, medians, and other improvements. The project has been awarded a federal grant of approximately $1.5 million, to be administered by the New York State Department of Transportation (Manville Rd is owned by NYS), due to its efforts to increase pedestrian safety. It's important to note that the Manville Road Corridor has an accident rate four times that of the New York State average. While the project prioritizes the creation of a safer and more pleasant environment for pedestrians, there is also the intent to ensure traffic flow in the area is not severely impacted. The links below include site plans overlaid on a map of Manville Road; a presentation of the traffic study; and, the summary of a peer review of the traffic study.
A significant component of the project is the removal of the Memorial Plaza “slip lane”, which presents an opportunity to create a civic space/pocket park in its place. After public workshops and meetings, an initial design for the civic space was developed, and subsequently value engineered to meet budget needs. The updated design can be found below under “Civic Space – Updated Design”.
The removal of the “slip lane” and addition of the civic space requires that the Memorial Plaza parking lot be adjusted. Specifically, the center median will be straightened with both the lot and median moved slightly east, enabling it to align with the civic space. The drawing can be found below, labeled as “Memorial Plaza Parking Lot Reconfiguration”.
The estimated construction date for the Manville Road Corridor Improvement and Memorial Plaza parking lot reconfiguration is the summer of 2020. The civic space project is scheduled to begin spring of 2021. Further information will be posted on this page as the projects move forward.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to call the Village Administrator’s office at 914-769-1940.