Troy Officials Issue Traffic & Construction Advisory for 2nd Avenue

Troy Officials Issue Traffic & Construction Advisory for 2nd Avenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | AUGUST 2, 2017

Troy Officials Issue Traffic & Construction Advisory for Second Avenue

TROY, NY – City officials have issued a traffic and construction advisory for operations associated with phase two of the Lansingburgh Neighborhood Reinvestment Project in the City of Troy. The effort is a federally-funded, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program grant, administered by Troy’s Department of Housing & Community Development to repair city sidewalks and street curbs in targeted neighborhoods.

Mayor Patrick Madden said “The federal assistance made available for community improvement efforts like the Lansingburgh Neighborhood Reinvestment Project provides the City additional capacity to conduct needed repair work to our neighborhoods, improve the mobility for Troy residents of all ages and abilities and enhance the quality of life in our community. We are asking for patience from our residents and business owners while this rehabilitation effort is underway.”

Beginning on Thursday, August 3, the City will commence work on the reconstruction of sidewalks and curbs on 2nd Avenue and 114th Street. Work will proceed southward on the east side of 2nd Avenue. The overall project will include work on both sides of 2nd Ave (114th St to 111th Street) and may include portions of adjacent side streets. The project is expected to continue through October 2017.

Motorists are asked observe all posted traffic restrictions in order to accommodate sidewalk and curb construction work. Motorists are also asked to reduce speeds in the work zone and watch for flaggers & equipment operating in the street right of way areas. Pedestrians will be directed to use sidewalks on the west side of 2nd Avenue during construction.

In addition to curb and sidewalk reconstruction, work may also include street tree trimming and planting, utility strip work, new street light foundations and conduit, catch basin and drainage structure repairs, and other related work. This is the second year of streetscape improvements in the Lansingburgh neighborhood which is part of the implementation of Troy’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan. Phase one of the project was conducted in 2016 on 5th Avenue from 110th to 114th Street.

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