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Capital District Transportation Committee Releases Draft 5-year Plan of Federal Transportation Spending

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) has released the 2022-2027 Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The 5-year program of federally funded transportation projects is now available for public review: www.cdtcmpo.org/transportation-plans/2022-2027-tip

We are proud to announce that four major transportation infrastructure projects in the City of Schenectady are included in the draft plan. These projects include:

Craig Street Connector – $4.8 million

The Craig Street Connector project will implement complete streets design to benefit pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists, and will serve as a catalyst for other corridor improvements. The project includes installation of a two-way cycle track and improved intersections and sidewalks on Craig Street between Emmett Street and Wylie Street as well as better integration of transit stops along the corridor.

Crane Street Bridge Rehabilitation – $4.2 million

The Crane Street bridge over CSX/Amtrak has been selected for superstructure replacement and substructure rehabilitation. Crane Street is an important corridor for both the City, County, and Town of Rotterdam as it offers an alternative route to Altamont Avenue and Broadway, two of Schenectady’s busiest vehicular corridors.

Brandywine-McClellan Pedestrian Improvements – $723,000

Under this project, five existing traffic signals will be replaced with new signals featuring modern hardware and pedestrian accommodations. The intersections themselves will be reviewed for additional improvements such as bump-outs, lighting, and signage. These intersections include Brandywine and Eastern, Brandywine and Union, McClellan and Eastern, McClellan and Union, and McClellan and Rugby.

Schenectady Park Connector Expansion – $536,000

This project includes the construction and continuation of a multi-use path in Schenectady’s Central Park. The existing path will be extended approximately along Iroquois Way to Duck Pod Drive, turning south along Fehr Avenue to State Street. In total, the next extension will be approximately .75 miles in length.

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