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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

April 20, 2018 UPDATE from Supervisor Hoehmann
There are a couple of key, positive developments you should be made aware of.

First, Brooker Engineering was selected as the project’s resident engineering firm by a panel of individuals representing Clarkstown, Rockland County and the Governor’s Office of Storm recovery (GOSR) from among four (4) proposals. On March 6, 2018 the Town Board passed a resolution authorizing the town to negotiate a contract with Brooker. Dennis Letson, of our Department of Environmental Control and Albert Moroni, my Director of Operations, who is charged with oversight of our construction projects, will be working with Brooker Engineering in ensuring that the work gets done properly and as quickly as possible.

Another legal hurdle that was met earlier this month was the final issuance of a permit amendment by the Rockland County Drainage Agency (RCDA). Working together with the RCDA, the project is now cleared to move forward. We thank our Rockland County government for partnering with us.

With these technical and legal benchmarks met, our team has outlined the following timeline for the project:

• Early May: Project goes to bidding
• Early June: Bids received and reviewed. Forwarded to GOSR for review
• Mid-July: Contracts executed
• Mid-August: Construction begins

We encourage residents to register their email address with the town to receive future notifications and to direct inquiries, thoughts and concerns about the project. To register, send an email with your name and address to