FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2022
Wilbur Avenue Paving Project to Begin in September
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Wilbur Avenue Paving Project is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
The Wilbur Avenue Paving Project, which will pave Wilbur Avenue (NYS Route 213) from just south of Greenkill Avenue to just north of West O’Reilly, will begin in September and is expected to be completed by November. The full project completion with guiderails and signage installation is expected by December 2022. No full roadway closures are anticipated. During construction, one-way alternating traffic will be maintained for the duration, however, drivers are encouraged to seek other routes.
The anticipated total cost of the project is $1,370,100, with $1,086,400 in funding provided by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Surface Transportation Flex Program, and $203,700 provided by NY State Marchiselli Funds.
In a separate paving project which was recently approved by the Common Council, Wilbur Avenue from West O’Reilly to Abeel Street and Greenkill Avenue to the upper project limit will be paved this season using local funds.
“We are excited to see this project kick off soon, as it will address poor drainage and subpar pavement, which has caused hazardous driving conditions along this stretch of Wilbur Avenue,” said Mayor Noble. “The Wilbur Avenue Paving Project design includes road reconstruction, new guiderails, signage and striping, and drainage improvements including gutters and swales to better convey stormwater runoff to the Twaalfskill Creek. Additionally, with help from our fund balance and the Department of Public Works, we will be paving the remaining portions of Wilbur, so that the entire roadway gets a new surface.”
More information on the Wilbur Avenue Paving Project can be found at https://engagekingston.com/wilburave.
More information about paving projects can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/paving. Weekly roadwork updates can be found here.