May 31, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Kingston to Host Public Information Meeting on Hurley Avenue Repaving and Complete Streets on Thursday, June 7th at 6:00pm at the Kingston Elks Lodge 550
KINGSTON, N.Y. - A Public Information Meeting will be held at the Kingston Elks Lodge 550, located at 143 Hurley Avenue in Kingston, on Thursday, June 7th at 6:00PM to discuss the scope of work associated with the Hurley Avenue Repaving and Complete Streets Project.
The project seeks to address moderate to severe road surface defects on Hurley Avenue. A significant portion of the pavement is cracked, causing pavement to become dislodged or requiring patching. The uneven pavement has caused many potholes and raises safety concerns for drivers and bicyclists. The sidewalks, which are on a route to Edson Elementary School and Bailey Middle School, are missing ADA accessible curb ramps. The roadway also lacks bicycle facilities, even though the route is traveled frequently by bicyclists.
Planned improvements include:
? Accessible curb ramps at 16 locations;
? Installation of a bike lane;
? Safety improvements, including street access control, shoulder delineation and widening, and signage;
? Paving and striping.
The majority of the project is being funded by a federal grant made available through the Ulster County Transportation Council and will be administered by the NYS Department of Transportation. Construction is anticipated to start in May 2019.