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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

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

January 16, 2019

Dear Resident:

We are pleased to report that the Cranford Drive drainage project is now fully underway.

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

Please expect to see workers in the neighborhood with proper identification badges and wearing yellow vests as the surveying continues. There is currently one excavator, one backhoe, and a crew of eight workers on site.

Construction fencing and heavy duty timbers for padding are being put into place this week. You will see work on the Cypress Street side of the stream, which will include grubbing, trees and stump removal, and grading. Also, work will start on the northern end of the stream, near Old Route 304, with grubbing, grading, vegetation removal, and channel clearing.

We anticipate that the project will be completed by the fall and we will continue to keep you updated as the project progresses. 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