The state has announced $27 million in new funding for 11 Capital Region projects that support bicycle and pedestrian enhancements, as well as projects to improve air quality.
Work includes the construction of new multi-use bicycle and pedestrian facilities, new ADA accessible sidewalks, improved access to public transportation and enhanced roadway safety. The new infrastructure investment is part of $144.6 million awarded for 72 projects across the state.
Here is the list of the projects:
- $2.2 million to the town of Rotterdam for new pedestrian and bicycle access improvements along State Route 5S;
- $911,000 to the town of Warrensburg for new pedestrian accessibility enhancements along River Street;
- $2.5 million to the city of Rensselaer for new pedestrian and bicycle access enhancements, including connections to the Empire State Trail;
- $2.9 million to the town of Bethlehem for new pedestrian accessibility enhancements and the re-channelization of the roadway along the Delaware Avenue corridor;
- $3.6 million to the Capital District Transportation Authority for new transit and pedestrian access enhancements at the Harriman Campus and the University at Albany uptown and downtown campuses;
- $1.9 million to New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to construct a new multi-use trail and bridge crossing along the Taconic Region Harlem Valley Rail Trail;
- $1.1 million to the city of Glens Falls to construct a new trail connection between the Warren County Bikeway and the Feeder Canal Trail;
- $5 million to the city of Albany towards the construction of the new Albany Skyway;
- $4.4 million to the Capital District Transportation Authority to implement new bus rapid transit service from South Albany to Waterford;
- $713,000 to the village of Scotia to construct a new connector multi-use path from Collins Lake to the Mohawk-Hudson Trail; and
- $1.8 million to Schenectady County for geometric enhancements at the Rosendale Road and Old River Road intersection
“New York State is making historic, nation-leading investments in cleaner and more sustainable transportation infrastructure which is crucial to the growth of local economies,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated. “These investments in bike and pedestrian enhancements across the state will help revitalize communities, reduce our carbon footprint and demonstrate once again that New York is building for the future.”