Please note the following construction update:
As early as Monday, November 19th, tree removal will begin at Elizabeth Place Park, in advance of the construction of the long-anticipated noise barrier. This work is expected to last two or three days.
The dog park will remain open but has been reduced in size to accommodate construction equipment. Pedestrian and bicycle access to the Esposito Trail will be maintained. Given that construction will be on-going, please exercise caution while in the area.
While the removal of the trees along the highway is necessary for the construction of the noise barrier, the Thruway Authority has committed to very robust plantings at the park following construction; including shade trees, evergreens, and ornamental shrub beds. The end result will be a marked improvement. Please click here to view renderings.
The South Broadway overpass between Cornelison Ave. and Elizabeth Place has been reduced to one travel lane so that workers can safely construct an underpass for the bicycle/pedestrian path. The intersection of S. Broadway and Cornelison Ave. has a new traffic pattern; as well as a temporary traffic light which is now active. All drivers must obey this signal; which now cycles Green, Yellow, and Red. We have worked with the Thruway Authority to adjust the timing of the signals to move traffic as quickly and safely as possible.
Thank you for your continued patience during this construction.
Wishing everyone an enjoyable weekend,