|Funder(s) & Amounts
||NYSDOT - Transportation Enhancements Program - $2,001,500
NYSERDA - Cleaner, Greener Communities Program - $844,000
NYSDEC - Climate Smart Communities Program - $850,000
NYSEFC - Green Infrastructure Grant Program - $1,400,000
|Project Status (Updated April 2019)
The County completed the conceptual plan for the project in 2015, and the City is now responsible for moving the project forward. The City has contracted with Greenman Pederson, Inc. (GPI) to complete the design for the project. The project currently underway is identified as phase 1 in the County's conceptual plan, and it is in the preliminary design phase. A public meeting to review the preliminary design took place on February 23, 2017 at City Hall. Comments on the preliminary design were accepted until March 24, 2017. Comments were logged for further consideration by the project staff and Technical Advisory Committee, and these comments are incorporated into reports to NYSDOT. GPI has submitted a preliminary design report to NYSDOT, which was approved. They have now submitted a Final Design Report, and NYSDOT has given the City Final Design Approval.
The City and its consultants are advancing Right-Of-Way (ROW) work to acquire small slivers of property on the existing sidewalk that are not within the City's highway boundary, and ROW acquisition is nearly complete. The engineers have prepared Advanced Detailed Plans (ADPs) for NYSDOT, which NYSDOT has reviewed and given comments.
The next step is to submit Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E) to NYSDOT with the comments on the ADPs addressed. Once PS&E is approved by NYSDOT, the City can bid the project. We continue to advance administrative requirements of the state and federal funders in order to prepare the project for bid. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020 if all necessary state approvals can be acquired.