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Bridges: Brooklyn Bridge, NY

Bridges: Brooklyn Bridge, NY

Brooklyn, NY

Pedestrians and bicyclists use a path on a deck above the road grade.

Community and Transportation Linkage Planning Program

Albany, NY

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for New York's Capital Region (Albany, NY). CDTC initiated the Community and Transportation Linkage Planning Program (the Linkage Program) in 2000... more

Context Sensitive Design Resolves Interchange Problems

Queens, NY (Completed 2005)

Already heavily traveled, the corridors were becoming increasingly congested. Volumes on the Cross Island were at 120,000 and on the LIE were approaching 200,000 vehicles a day. These volumes were projected to grow with added lanes to the east in... more

Lyndon Road Bridge Replacement

Lyndon Road Bridge Replacement

Perinton, NY (Started 1993, Completed 2002)

The Lyndon Road Bridge was a one-lane 5-span bridge that crossed over the Erie Canal and CSX railroad line. A camelback structure spanned the Canal, with pony trusses spanning the railroad. The 1911 structure had become inadequate for vehicular... more

Main Street: Northport, New York

Main Street: Northport, New York

Northport, NY

Northport, New York is a quaint small town. Its Main Street has angled parking, shopping, cafes, and walkable sidewalks along mixed-use historic buildings.

Main Street, Rochester

Rochester, NY (Started 1976, Completed 1989)

The primary motivation for redesigning Rochester's Main Street was to alleviate sidewalk congestion, which was negatively affecting area businesses and the quality of Main Street as a place to shop, walk, catch the bus, and work. The sidewalks... more

New York City, Mulry Square

New York City, Mulry Square

New York, NY (Started 1995, Completed 2001)

Sidewalk extensions, reconfigured crosswalks, and additional greening of the area have helped transform this intersection that was known for pedestrian accidents and high-speed turns. Sidewalk extensions were painted on the street in the short term... more

NYSDOT Recognized By FHWA for Outstanding Lake Champlain Bridge Project

Crown Point, NY (Started 2010-06, Completed 2011)

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald announced the receipt of the 2012 Transportation Planning Excellence Award for outstanding work on the project to replace the Lake Champlain Bridge spanning the lake... more

Route 9 Reconstruction

Route 9 Reconstruction

New York, NY

After more than 20 years of planning and design efforts, the reconstruction of what was formerly known as the West Side Highway in Manhattan finally began. A proposal originally conceived in the early 1970s for the construction of a six-to-eight lane... more

U.S. Route 3

Port Ontario, NY

U.S. Route 3 runs north-south between the shore of the east end of Lake Ontario and Interstate 81 in New York State. Route 3 is a two-lane rural highway that passes through many old downtowns and small villages. The route is part of the Seaway... more

U.S. Route 62 Village of Hamburg

Hamburg, NY (Started 2007, Completed 2009)

The purpose of the project was to coordinate highway improvements and revitalization efforts in accordance with the Department’s Context Sensitive Solutions philosophy and Environmental Initiative. The intent is to incorporate the Village’s desire... more

World Trade Center Memorial Pedestrian Simulation Modeling Study

MANHATTAN, NY

There are many reasons that substantiate the need to perform a detailed study of pedestrians for the proposed WTC Memorial site. Because of the complex pedestrian environment created at the site, the ability to readily evaluate pedestrians would be... more



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