Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the $150 million project to develop the road, transit and economic development hub in the Town of Woodbury will include the complete reconstruction and expansion of an existing park and ride lot between Maher Lane and State Route 17.
“The Maher Lane Park and Ride is a vital part of the area’s commuter network and its redevelopment as part of the Road, Transit and Economic Development Hub will ease the burdens faced by bus riders and help to create a first-class transportation center for the entire region,” Cuomo stated.
Plans call for the lot to be resurfaced and new pavement markings added to more efficiently utilize the available parking area. Parking capacity will be increased from 208 spaces to 221 spaces, which will include two charging stations—each with two-car capacity—for electric vehicles.
Entrances and exits to the lot will be reconfigured to improve traffic flow and ease congestion on area roads. New sidewalks will be constructed to enhance safety for pedestrians as they move to and from their cars. Landscaping will also be added.
A new 385-sq.-ft. shelter with a solar-powered canopy will accommodate up to 75 people. The new shelter will replace two smaller shelters that had a total capacity of only 15 people.
Work on the Maher Lane Park and Ride will take place this summer and proceed as construction progresses on other aspects of the road, transit and economic development hub project, including the reconstruction of the northbound Route 32bridge over Route 17.
Work on the lot is expected to be completed by the fall and cost approximately $600,000.
Reconstruction of the Maher Lane lot is in addition to the new, 200-space park and ride lot that the New York State Department of Transportation is already constructing along Route 32. That lot will feature a parking management system capable of monitoring and displaying the number of available parking spaces, four electric car charging station stalls, and a green bus shelter utilizing solar power and high efficiency lighting.
Cuomo announced the start of construction of the $150 million Woodbury Road, Transit and Economic Development Hub in November of 2017. The project will improve safety, mobility and traffic patterns at the interchange adjacent to the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets while also providing the local community with better options for transportation. It is scheduled to be completed in November.