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City Of Poughkeepsie Moves Forward On Project At Critical Intersection

Mayor John Tkazyik
Mayor John Tkazyik Photo Credit: City of Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The City of Poughkeepsie is moving forward on a project at the intersection of Creek Road, Smith Street and Little George Street.

This intersection is unconventional and poorly aligned for both pedestrians and vehicular traffic. This causes significant backups and other problems in the area.

In 2000, the project was initially authorized. However, the project was stalled due to issues with right-of-way and funding.

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has restored the funding, approved the right-of-way, and the city has acquired the gas station property. The project is now set for construction to begin in the spring of 2016.

This project will configure the intersection into a “T” with auxiliary lanes. Sidewalks will be installed to provide pedestrian access between the large urban housing complex and the trail head to the Dutchess County Rail Trail at Morgan Lake.

The project is funded by federal and state DOT appropriations.

The objectives of this project are to reduce intersection delay, improve intersection safety, develop better pedestrian accommodations and provide an aesthetically appealing gateway into the City. Dutchess Community College supports this project.

Mayor John C. Tkazyik thanked all city staff who worked to get this project back on track.

For more information and a diagram of the intersection, click here .

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