FultonAveDec. 29, 2016 - The project to rehabilitate the Fulton Avenue Drawbridge located along the border of Mount Vernon and Pelham Manor will fully close the bridge to motorists and pedestrians starting on Jan. 4, 2017, between Secor Lane and Edison Avenue.

A detour route will be posted following Pelham Parkway, Boston Post Road, Provost Avenue, South Third Avenue and South Columbus Avenue. As an alternative route, motorists can use the Hutchinson River Parkway between Boston Post Road (Route 1) and Sandford Boulevard.

This closure was scheduled after the busy holiday shopping seasons to avoid further disruption. It is estimated that the bridge will re-open in November 2017.

This project is necessary to eliminate the need for interim and emergency repairs. Work to be performed on this project includes major steel, electrical and mechanical rehabilitation, as well as removal and replacement of the steel bridge deck, steel stingers, sidewalk panes, both approach spans, the operator’s area, painting and associated electrical components. A new emergency generator will be installed to operate the bridge in the event of a utility power failure using a new emergency span drive.

The $14.8 million bridge rehabilitation project, which is expected to create approximately 148 FTE jobs, was awarded to E.E. Cruz and Company, Inc.

For additional information, contact Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation at (914) 995-2555.