|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 September 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 submitted a preliminary design report to NYSDOT, which was approved. The City then submitted a Final Design Report, and NYSDOT has given the City Final Design Approval.
The City and its consultants advanced 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 the ROW acquisition is complete as of August 2019. The engineers prepared Advanced Detailed Plans (ADPs) and submitted them to NYSDOT in February 2019. The City received comments on the ADPs from NYSDOT, and we have addressed them for the final construction document submittal to NYSDOT, called Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E). Once PS&E is approved by NYSDOT, the City can bid the project. The City submitted the PS&Es in August 2019 after internal review and consultation with the Tree Commission regarding tree choices for the project. The PS&E submittal can be found in the links below.
The City and NYSDOT are in regular contact now regarding the final construction document approvals, and we anticipate advertising the project for bid in October or November of 2019. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020.