FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2022
Franklin Street Complete Streets Project Has Reached Completion
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project has reached substantial completion.
The Franklin Street Complete Streets Project spans the length of Franklin Street from Broadway to Wall Street, connecting two of Kingston’s most traveled thoroughfares. The project included new sidewalks, ADA-accessible ramps, bicycle infrastructure, crosswalks, and new street trees.
“I am so pleased with the results of the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project, which will improve the safety for all travelers along this busy corridor with the new sidewalks, ADA-compliant bluestone, new granite curbing, and crosswalks,” said Mayor Noble. “I would like to thank our partners at the Department of Environmental Conservation, MJ Engineering, our contractor Luizzi, and the City of Kingston Engineering and Public Works Departments for all their hard work on this project. The Franklin Street project is a part of our strategic investment in Midtown Kingston and complements our ongoing safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists. I hope that many children and families traveling to the Hodge Center, the Kingston Library, or elsewhere in the neighborhood will enjoy the safer streetscape.”
This project was supported with $750,000 in funding from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's Climate Smart Communities Grant Program.
Road striping and final signage installation is expected for Monday, December 5, 2022.
More information about the project can be found at https://engagekingston.com/franklin-street-complete-streets