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Cranford Drive Project

Cranford Drive MapThe Cranford Road Drainage Project will alleviate the flooding incidents that have occurred in the area over the past 30 years. The root of the problem is an error in the flood insurance mapping that occurred decades ago. During the course of a higher than average rainfall, flooding occurs with great regularity. When substantial weather events like Hurricane Floyd and Superstorm Sandy have occurred, it has been devastating to area homes. The goal of the project is to alleviate flooding and enable the town to seek a flooding map reclassification from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) so area homeowners can realize savings in their home insurance premiums.

The Town of Clarkstown is partnering with Rockland County and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) to share costs and expertise. The total cost of the project is $3.5 million, which will be funded by Rockland County ($1 million) and GOSR ($2.5 million), making the total cost of the project $0 for Clarkstown residents.

The project will be completed in phases, with construction set to begin in Mid-August, 2018. As the channel is reconfigured to improve stream flow, planting of various shrubs and trees will occur to further mitigate flooding through the use of natural resources. Retaining walls will also be constructed in certain areas of the stream to increase flow. 

Please click on the image below to view a presentation on the history, scope and plan for the Cranford Road Drainage Improvement Project.

Cranford Drive Presentation

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September 7, 2018 - UPDATE

The Town opened the construction bids in July. The most cost-effective and qualified bidder was A. Servidone, Inc. (Servidone)

During the course of contract negotiations with Servidone, the Town was able to work with them to drive the cost of the project down from their original bid. The total cost of the construction will be $4,331,169. A significant portion of the total cost of the project will be defrayed by funding secured from the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery ($2.5million) and the County of Rockland ($1 million).

The Town will also contract with Brooker Engineering to perform
Construction Administration and full time Construction Inspection for
this important project. Brooker will be insuring that the work is
performed in accordance with the design drawings and will be done on schedule.

The current timeline for the project is now:

  • Bid Awarded by Town Board - August 21, 2018—Completed

  • Issue Notice of Bid Award to Contractor – September 7, 2018

  • Contractor Submission of Contract, Bonds, Insurance and other
    documents (10 day contractual period) – September 21, 2018

  • Final Contract Review by Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery –
    September 28.
  • Town Issues Notice to Proceed - September 28, 2018

  • Contractor Mobilization & Construction Start – October 10-15, 2018

We thank you for your continued patience as we move forward with this project.