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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 $5,005,000, which will largely be funded by GOSR ($3 million) and Rockland County ($1 million), with the Town picking up the remaining balance of the cost of the project.

The project will be completed in phases. Construction is already underway, with completion on trach for late Fall 2019. 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. 

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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April 9, 2019

Dear Resident:

We are pleased to report that the Cranford Drive drainage project is progressing very well and that the project is on pace to be completed by late fall 2019.

The company conducting the work on behalf of the Town is A. Servidone/B. Anthony Construction Inc. In addition, the Town has a full time inspector on the job every day.

Much of the current work is happening on the channel between Bush Court and Cragmere Oval. In addition to the reconfiguration of the channel itself, the crew have been installing and upgrading catch basins and replacing drain pipes. Work will then proceed on the main channel.

It is our goal to replant trees and shrubs in the areas that have been disturbed.

We appreciate your patience during construction.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please call the Town’s Department of Engineering and Facility Management at 845-639-2111 or email