Building a Better Broadway
Ulster County and the City of Kingston are working together to Transform and Revive Broadway in Midtown Kingston. The Building a Better Broadway project is the first step of a multi-phase, federally-funded, scheduled investment to redesign the Broadway corridor to reflect community goals and expectations and to supplement future activity along the corridor.
The contemplated improvements will enhance mobility, accessibility, and safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists along and adjacent to Broadway from Liberty Street to Chester Street. It is a great opportunity for Kingston residents and business owners in Midtown to participate and help shape Kingston. Broadway is both a gateway and central corridor to the city.
After more than a year of meetings and incorporation of comments and feedback from the community, the Final Broadway Corridor Conceptual Design Plan (Nov 2015) will now be developed further to result in final design, engineering drawings and specifications, bid documents and construction to be bid out by late 2016. Further public engagement and input will help guide the project and design through spring 2016.
Here is the plan Conceptual Plan in Full as a "Preferred Alternative":
Table of Contents and Introduction
Chapter 1: Existing Conditions
Chapter 2: Needs and Opportunities
Chapter 3: Final Recommendations
Appendix 1: Traffic Counts and Parking Survey
Appendix 2: Bike Lane Alternatives
Appendix 3: Draft Plan & Synchro Analysis
Appendix 4: Public Meeting 1
Appendix 5: Public Meeting 2
In addition, here is the study of the traffic light system to establish baseline information:
Traffic Signalization Study - Existing Conditions (Greenman-Pedersen)
Initial efforts on the project developed a concept plan for the corridor with assistance from the engineering firm, VHB. Next Greenman-Pedersen will be developing the design and engineering documents that will be the basis for a bid solicitation that will go out in 2016. The construction will be funded thanks to a successful application by the Office of Economic Development & Strategic Partnerships to the NYS Department of Transportation for Transportation Enhancement Program funding at a $2,001,500 level.
A public meeting was held in the Fall 2014 to provide the community with an opportunity to learn more about the project and to review and discuss the findings of VHB’s preliminary inventory. The insight of Kingston’s residents and business community will be essential to the success of this project.
Additional meetings were held on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 3:30 to 5:30pm and 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Green Room at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) on Broadway. Here is the Brochure.
Steps along the way led to the Building a Better Broadway Preliminary Plan and Appendix. The culmination is in a Final Conceptual Design Plan published in early November 2015.