FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2020
DRI Uptown Transportation Improvements Project Public Meeting
Virtual Public Meeting to be Held on November 19
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a virtual public meeting will be held for the DRI Uptown Transportation Improvements Project on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 12:00pm.
The Uptown Transportation Improvements Project will address pedestrian access and circulation for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians—improving safety and navigability while attracting tourism, shopping, dining, and other business activity to the Stockade District. It will also support the future connection between portions of the Kingston Greenline and our goal of creating complete streets across the City.
With funding provided by Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, administered by the NYS Department of State, the City’s engineering consultants Hudson Valley Engineering Associates (HVEA) have examined safety and traffic circulation on two key routes in the Stockade Business District.
The project is specifically focused on improvements to Schwenk Drive between Washington Avenue and Fair Street, and the intersections at Clinton Avenue and Westbrook Lane, Main/John Street, and Albany Avenue.
City staff and consultants will present the alternatives considered and the preferred design concept, which were reviewed by the Project Advisory Committee. Meeting participants will be able to ask questions via the chat feature, which will be moderated by Kristen Wilson, the Director of Grants Management. Following the meeting, the public can provide feedback via Engage Kingston until December 31, 2020.
It is expected that design for the Uptown Transportation Improvements Project will be completed in the spring with construction in summer 2021.
“This project will enhance the two gateways to the Uptown Historic District and provide for enhanced usability for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists,” said Mayor Noble. “We hope all who frequent these streets will weigh in on the project.”
Spanish interpretation will be available at the virtual public meeting. For log-in information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1296989617308380/
Meeting log-in information:
Or join by phone:
US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 894 5831 3407
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keBN2B02DK