I wish to provide you with an update to my November 1st email regarding the pedestrian and vehicular safety concerns that were recently shared with both NYS Thruway Authority and NYS Department of Transportation Officials.
- The “Yield to Pedestrians” sign has been installed at the southeast corner of Clinton Avenue and South Franklin Street.
- The “Merging Traffic” sign has been installed on Route 9W north (approaching Interchange 10).
- The center line on Franklin Street Extension (Road F) has been re-striped to give buses more room to turn.
Regarding resident concerns about highway noise – installation of the final noise barrier of the project, near Village Hall, will be completed by year’s end; and will be treated with noise-absorptive material.
Regarding the bus stops – crosswalk signage has been made and will soon be installed. Lighting for the bus shelters has been designed and will soon be installed. A layout for a bench to be installed in the one shelter is being worked on. Flashing crosswalk beacons will be designed and installed on Road F.
Finally, plantings along the Esposito Trail/Shared Use Path are scheduled to begin this coming Tuesday. I’m pleased to report that the Thruway Authority has agreed to further enhance the landscaping by adding more trees near the trailhead. Please bear in mind, not all the plantings will be finished this season; the remainder will be completed in the spring.
Thank you for your patience throughout this project.
Enjoy your weekend,