For Immediate Release
July 23, 2020
Mayor Madden Announces Start of Construction on South Troy Industrial Park Road
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the start of phase one construction for the South Troy Industrial Park Road project, a new 1.3 mile traffic route which will redirect heavy trucks away from residential neighborhoods. Decades in the making, the roadway will help improve quality of life in the South Troy and South Central neighborhoods and unlock long-vacant parcels along Troy’s waterfront for future development and economic growth.
Mayor Madden said, “We are thrilled to officially begin construction on the long-awaited South Troy Industrial Park Road. This important project will help divert heavy vehicles from residential neighborhoods to enhance quality of life, and help transform the South Troy waterfront by unlocking vacant properties for development opportunities while expanding our local tax base. We thank the residents of South Troy for their advocacy and support throughout this process, the Federal Highway Administration for funding construction of the roadway, and New York State Department of Transportation and the Capital District Transportation Committee for their assistance in allocating funding toward this important project.”
Construction of the South Troy Industrial Park Road will be completed in two phases. Phase one includes improvements to existing road and construction of new road on Main Street and E Industrial Parkway north to Monroe Street. Work also includes installation of new sidewalks, curbs, drainage, lighting, and water/sewer infrastructure for future development along the route. Phase one construction is scheduled for completion in December 2020.
The South Troy Industrial Road was identified as a priority project for 2020 by the Madden administration. Phase 2 project operations are expected to begin in 2021.
Construction of the South Troy Industrial Park Road is the last of three long-planned transportation upgrades in South Troy, including construction of the Riverfront Bike Trail and the Troy-Menands Pedestrian Connection which links Troy’s growing bike trail network to Albany County’s Mohawk Hudson Hike-Bike Trail and New York State’s Empire State Trail.
Related: City Seeking Bids for South Troy Industrial Road Project (March 30, 2020)
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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