FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2020
Public Meeting Announced for Broadway & Grand St. Intersection Improvement Project
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a virtual public meeting will be held on June 24, 2020 at 6:30pm for the Broadway and Grand Street Intersection Improvements Project.
The City of Kingston will be realigning the intersection of Broadway, Grand Street, Prince Street, and Pine Grove Avenue to avoid traveler confusion, reduce accidents, and improve accessibility. Because the intersection project will connect to the Broadway Streetscape Project, the City has hired the same engineering consultants, GPI, for cohesive design and implementation.
At the virtual meeting, GPI will give a presentation of the proposed intersection realignment design; show conceptual ideas for landscape design; and request input from the public to re-envision the space. Questions and comments from participants during the meeting will be moderated by Kristen Wilson, the Director of Grants Management. After the public meeting, the presentation will be available at EngageKingston.com, where the public can continue to offer feedback and receive project updates.
“I am thrilled to get this intersection realignment project started,” said Mayor Noble. “Both the Broadway Streetscape and the intersection projects are major investments in the City of Kingston-- particularly in Midtown. Now underway, the Broadway Streetscape Project will completely transform the Broadway corridor from St James to Grand Street. Improving this dangerous and accident-prone intersection will fully complete this important effort. I would love to see the community engage in the project and give us their feedback.”
With the assistance of NYS Assemblymember Kevin Cahill, a total of $750,000 in funding from the NYSDOT Multi-Modal Program was secured for design and construction. There is no match required for this grant.
The realignment of the intersection and removal of a vacant fast-food structure will create areas of public space. The City’s grants team will continue to seek funding for the construction and landscaping of the public space, which will offer additional opportunities for public input.
Broadway & Grand Intersection Improvements Public Meeting
June 24, 2020
Join online at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/973352357
or via phone: 312-757-3119 or 866-899-4679
Access Code: 973-352-357