There are three weeks left on the construction of a retaining wall to shore up Yonkers Avenue in Tuckahoe.
Karen Ashton, project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said that once the construction of the retaining wall is complete, the village can begin the process of opening Yonkers Avenue to traffic.
The stretch of Yonkers Avenue between Elm and Main streets has been closed since August 2011, causing inconvenience to people who live in that area of Tuckahoe as well as patrons of local businesses.
The $2.3 million project is replacing a deteriorating natural embankment along the 400-foot stretch of road that abuts the Bronx River.
The original completion date was June 30 of this year, but snags arose from the unexpected depth of the bedrock as well as damage to the roadbed from Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.