Bill S4715-2013

Provides for the erection of a physical barrier on a section of the Sprain Brook parkway to effectively screen the sound of motor vehicles

Provides for the construction and erection of one or more physical barriers on a section of the Sprain Brook Parkway from the state maintenance facility on West Grassy Sprain Road and running thence southerly to the Tuckahoe Road exit in Westchester county (southbound side) and from Palmer Road to Central Avenue in Yonkers (northbound side) to effectively screen the sound of motor vehicles and abate highway generated noise emanating therefrom.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Apr 19, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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BILL NUMBER:S4715

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the transportation law, in relation to providing for the erection of a sound barrier to abate highway generated noise on a section of the Sprain Brook parkway

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The purpose of this bill is to provide for the erection of physical barriers on portions of the Sprain Brook Parkway to effectively screen the sound of motor vehicles.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - amends the transportation law by adding a new subdivision 4. The Commissioner shall provide for the timely construction and erection of one or more physical barriers on the Sprain Brook Parkway to effectively screen the sound of motor vehicles and abate highway generated noise from such locations. The construction of such physical barriers shall, to the extent practicable, be consistent with the recommendations of the department of transportation project DO 1 0268, PIN S060.02.101 Section 1, subdivision a lists the various locations recommended for the erection of physical barriers.

JUSTIFICATION:

The locations on the Sprain Brook Parkway which this bill would affect contains residential areas and housing complexes in close proximity to the Parkway. There are houses which predate the existence of the Parkway. Many of the houses affected were constructed in the 1940s. The Sprain Parkway was constructed in the 1960s, however, it only extended to Jackson Avenue which is located before the area in question. It was not until the 1970s that the Parkway was expanded and transformed into a major freeway. Since then existence of the Parkway has undergone numerous expansions which have increased the severity of this problem. Shoulders were added to the Parkway, bringing it eight feet closer to the preexisting homes.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S7601 OF 2008 - Referred to Transportation 2009/2010 - S4056 - Died Transportation 2011/2012 - S1015 - Died - Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Costs of each barrier are listed in the NYS DOT study referred in the legislation.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4715 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 19, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to providing for the erection of a sound barrier to abate highway generated noise on a section of the Sprain Brook parkway THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 70 of the transportation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows: 4. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE TIMELY CONSTRUCTION AND ERECTION OF ONE OR MORE PHYSICAL BARRIERS ON THE SOUTHBOUND SIDE OF THE SPRAIN BROOK PARKWAY BEGINNING FROM THE STATE MAINTENANCE FACILITY ON WEST GRASSY SPRAIN ROAD AND RUNNING THENCE SOUTHERLY TO THE TUCKAHOE ROAD EXIT AND ON THE NORTHBOUND SIDE OF THE SPRAIN BROOK PARKWAY BEGIN- NING FROM PALMER ROAD AND RUNNING THENCE NORTHERLY TO CENTRAL AVENUE IN THE CITY OF YONKERS, TO EFFECTIVELY SCREEN THE SOUND OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND ABATE HIGHWAY GENERATED NOISE FROM SUCH LOCATIONS. THE CONSTRUCTION OF SUCH PHYSICAL BARRIERS SHALL, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, BE CONSIST- ENT WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECT REPORT D010268, PIN S060.02.101. (A) THE PHYSICAL BARRIERS AUTHORIZED BY THIS SUBDIVISION TO BE CONSTRUCTED ON THE SOUTHBOUND SIDE OF THE SPRAIN BROOK PARKWAY SHALL INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF: (I) A THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FEET LONG AND SIXTEEN FEET HIGH PHYSICAL BARRIER BETWEEN THE SOUTHERN END OF SPRAIN RIDGE PARK AND TUCKAHOE ROAD, (II) A ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY FEET LONG AND SIXTEEN FEET HIGH PHYSICAL BARRIER BETWEEN THE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED INTERCHANGE AND THE PALMER ROAD OVERPASS, AND
(III) A ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY FEET LONG AND TWELVE FEET HIGH TWO-BARRIER SYSTEM BETWEEN THE PALMER ROAD OVERPASS AND DEWITT AVENUE; AND (B) THE PHYSICAL BARRIERS AUTHORIZED BY THIS SUBDIVISION TO BE CONSTRUCTED ON THE NORTHBOUND SIDE OF THE SPRAIN BROOK PARKWAY SHALL INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF: (I) AN EIGHT HUNDRED SIXTY FEET LONG AND FOURTEEN FEET HIGH PHYSICAL BARRIER BETWEEN DEWITT AVENUE AND KIMBALL ROAD, (II) A THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FORTY FEET LONG AND SIXTEEN FEET HIGH PHYSICAL BARRIER BETWEEN PALMER ROAD AND THE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED INTERCHANGE, (III) A ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY FEET LONG AND TWENTY-TWO FEET HIGH PHYSICAL BARRIER BETWEEN THE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED INTERCHANGE AND TUCKAHOE ROAD, (IV) A SIX THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY FEET LONG AND TEN FEET HIGH PHYSICAL BARRIER BETWEEN TUCKAHOE ROAD AND WINCHESTER DRIVE, (V) A TWO THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED NINETY FEET LONG AND FOURTEEN FEET HIGH PHYSICAL BARRIER BETWEEN WINCHESTER DRIVE AND JENNIFER LANE, AND (VI) A ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY FEET LONG AND SIXTEEN FEET HIGH PHYSICAL BARRIER SOUTH OF JACKSON AVENUE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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