New Hedges and Bricks on Midland Avenue Median Print

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By Staff

May 1, 2019:  Did you notice the new hedges and bricks on the Midland Avenue median? 

The new hedges were planted last week and paid for by Con Edison, who dug them up last year when they replaced an old 12-inch cast-iron main under Midland Avenue with a new 16-inch steel main. Jim Palmer, Bronxville Village Administrator, mentioned at that time that the new main was needed “to satisfy additional gas demands in the village.” 

You also may have noticed that there are new yellow bricks on either side of the hedges. According to Palmer, these bricks were purchased when the Bronxville Historical Conservancy and the village rebuilt one of the yellow brick roads on the Hilltop in 2016. Palmer noted that the hedges on Midland “act as a traffic-calming measure and the bricks provide greater visibility ... something asked for by our residents.”

Palmer also noted that the village still has the old bricks from the Hilltop brick road and will use them to repair existing sections of the other brick roads on the Hilltop.

Pictured here:  Hedges and new brick on Midland Avenue median.

Photo by A. Warner