Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton Applauds Committee Approvals to Increase Funding for Sands Point Bridge Repairs
Final approval for the funding could come as early as Aug. 7.
(SANDS POINT, N.Y.) – Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D – Glen Cove) applauded the committee passage of capital plan amendments that will deliver crucial resources for repairs to the Sands Point Bridge
Members of the Public Works, Finance, and Rules committees voted unanimously on Monday, July 17 to approve $200,000 in additional bonding and increase the overall capital authorization for the project to $2.4 million. Final approval could come as soon as the Aug. 7 meeting of the full Legislature.
The scope of the project includes rehabilitation along the length of the bridge and its approaches; cleaning of the historic stone fascia arches and retaining walls; repointing the stone masonry; repairing the damaged stone parapets; and repairing the architectural trim; and roadway rehabilitation including the excavation of the roadway, replacement of the sub-grades and asphalt riding surface; and upgrading the drainage system.
“These long-awaited repairs to the Sands Point Bridge are crucial for giving our entire community the comfort of knowing that this historic structure will be safe and secure for motorists to drive on for many years to come,” Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton said. “I thank my colleagues for supporting this important investment in our community and look forward to its approval by the full Legislature in the coming weeks.”