The city plans to make significant improvements along South Grand Avenue between Hooker and College avenues and will hold a public information meeting about the project at 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 16 in the Common Council Chambers at Poughkeepsie City Hall.
The city has retained Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP to perform preliminary and final design services to rehabilitate the existing roadway and improve pedestrian and bicycle accommodations using a “Complete Streets” approach. Complete Streets promote pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation as alternatives to automobile travel to reduce environmental impacts, reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for all users and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Creighton Manning will provide a brief presentation on the proposed improvements, and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the project with city representatives, ask questions, and provide comments.
Any suggestions and or comments made at the meeting will be documented and considered by the project team as the project progresses. Construction is currently anticipated to occur in 2024. Federal Highway Administration funds will cover approximately 45 percent the project’s costs, with the remainder funded by the city.
The October 16 meeting will be webcast and can be accessed here the day of the meeting and afterward
Interested individuals who are not able to attend on this date may obtain project information, or submit comments, by writing to: Joseph Chenier, Assistant Civil Engineer, 62 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or by email to email@example.com.
Additional project information and updates can be found at the project website.