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Addressing lack of change to former Scajaquada expressway

On Monday, August 31, at 11am, Scajaquada Corridor Coalition members and supporters will convene at Delaware Park to bring to question the apparent lack of transparency on the part of the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT).

In recent months and years, there has been a disconnect between the DOT and community stakeholders, who are tired of sitting on the sidelines waiting for answers. Now the community is looking for a timeline, short term project parameters, and long term goals. In 2004, the community took part in a number the Expanded Project Proposal (EPP)*, to ensure that measures included:

  • Enhancing the ambiance of the surrounding historic, cultural, and educational environment.
  • Improving the overall experience for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists as they travel through and visit the historic Olmsted designed Delaware Park.
  • Minimizing disturbance and, if possible, enhancing the natural environment.
  • Cost effectively improving roadway conditions as well as non-standard and non-conforming features to the maximum extent feasible.
  • Providing improvements/solutions to address capacity, safety, operational, and geometric deficiencies that will reduce the potential of vehicular and vehicular/pedestrian accidents.

See the 2004 Final EPP and Expanded Project Proposal by clicking here.

What: Press conference to address lack of change to former Scajaquada expressway

Who: Scajaquada Corridor Coalition members and supporters

When: Monday, August 31st | 11:00 a.m.

Where: Delaware Park | Pedestrian Bridge near Nottingham Terrace

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