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$4.6 million to fund Schenectady County road, trail work

The Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail, shown here where it crosses Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction, will be one of the beneficiaries of $4.6 million in federal money given to Schenectady County for transportation projects.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail, shown here where it crosses Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction, will be one of the beneficiaries of $4.6 million in federal money given to Schenectady County for transportation projects.
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Existing bike trails, sidewalks and roads in Schenectady County will be improved, and new trails and sidewalks built, following the awarding of $4.6 million in federal funds. The funding was approved Thursday by the policy board of the Capital District Transportation Committee and is spread out over 11 projects in the city of Schenectady and the towns of Niskayuna and Rotterdam. “After such a long winter that wreaked havoc on our roadways, the new pavement ...


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dagiacalone
June 7, 2014
1:34 a.m.

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The County should have offered to split the cost with NYS Department of Transportation to install guardrails between the roadway of the high-speed Western Gateway Bridge and the sidewalks, which include a newly-designated, two-way, bike-ped trail segment, connecting the Scotia and Schenectady trails. County and City Planners were asleep at the wheel when DOT unveiled the plans for the Bridge, and did not raise an alarm when the recent $17 million Rehab Project was designed with no sidewalk guardrails along its curbs for the first time in 40 years. Why not correct that mistake with part of the federal grant money? See http://tinyurl.com/WGBIssues for photos and discussion.

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