Poughkeepsie to begin work on Grand Avenue project

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New York Construction Report staff writer

The City of Poughkeepsie has hired Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP to perform preliminary and final designs to rehabilitate the existing roadway and improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. The city has requested a “complete streets” approach that promotes pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation as alternatives to automobile travel to reduce environmental impacts, reduce traffic congestion and improve safety.

A combination of federal and city funds will fund the design, construction, and inspection of the project.

Creighton Manning and the city will prepare construction drawings for the proposed work that will include milling and resurfacing the roadway with new asphalt, considerations for bicyclists, concrete curb replacement, sidewalk, and curb ramp replacement in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, minor drainage improvements, new striping, and new signage as required.

“We recognize that road conditions are a major priority for our residents, as they are for city government,” said Mayor Marc Nelson. “Grand Avenue is a main thoroughfare and has been in need of repair for quite some time.

“This project will greatly enhance the look and safety of this portion of Grand Avenue, and we look forward to the upcoming public engagement process and the completion of this important work.”

A public informational meeting will be scheduled for September, and a draft design report will be created. Final designs will be in place by the end of the year, with construction expected to commence in the summer of 2024 and be completed by fall.

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