For Immediate Release
September 10, 2019
Mayor Madden: Construction Bids Sought for Powers Park Improvements
Upgrades include installation and repair of sidewalks, repairs to historic exterior fence
TROY, NY – Mayor Madden today announced the City of Troy is seeking bids for construction at Powers Park, the historic Lansingburgh recreational park located at 2nd Avenue and 110th Street. Work includes the installation of new sidewalks and curbing on the east and south sides of the park where none currently exist, as well as replacement of older sidewalks and curbing along 2nd Avenue and 110th Street.
Mayor Madden said, “For nearly 130 years, Powers Park has been a fundamental piece of the Lansingburgh landscape. Providing public access to outdoor spaces is at the core of my administration’s mission to enhance quality of life in Troy’s diverse neighborhoods. With significant financial investment from New York State and with the support of Senator Breslin, we will enhance access to this historic park space and preserve an important piece of Lansingburgh history for future generations to enjoy.”
The work also includes the installation of a new ground hydrant on the park grounds. Should funding allow, street trees will be added around the perimeter of the park.
A second, separate bid will be issued for repairs to the park’s existing historic iron park fence. It includes repairs to existing fence and the fabrication and installation of duplicate sections to replace missing lengths removed decades ago. Funding for the entire project comes from a State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM) grant administered through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) sponsored by State Senator Neil Breslin.
The project is being coordinated with the Capital District Transportation Authority’s (CDTA) River Corridor Bus Rapid Transit route, “Blue Line”, connecting downtown Albany, Troy, Watervliet, Cohoes and Waterford, which is under construction.
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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