Uptown Transportation Improvements

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Project Update 5/13/24: Final Plans posted! Tree removal was completed, along with test pits for underground utility locations. Look for site mobilization later this month, with construction planned to be completed by end of 2024.

Project Update 3/6/24: This Project is going to construction! The construction contract has been awarded to Argenio Bros of New Windsor, NY. Tree Removal is planned for March 2024, with full mobilization planned for May 2024. Additional updates will be provided as work begins.

Project Background: With funding provided by the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), administered by the NYS Department of State, the City will improve safety and traffic circulation on a route in Uptown Kingson / Stockade Business District.

The Uptown Transportation Improvements Project will address bicycle and pedestrian safety and access, capacity, and attract tourism, shopping, dining, and business activity to the Stockade District. It will also support the future connection between portions of the Kingston Greenline and advance complete streets across the City (see FAQs for more info).

The project is focused on improvements to Clinton Avenue between Westbrook Lane, Main/John Street, and Albany Avenue.

Work will include lane narrowing, sidewalk and curb ramp improvements, a new signal at the intersection of Clinton and Westbrook / John, signage, striping, landscaping, lighting, drainage and access management improvements.

Since early 2020, our Project Advisory Committee (PAC) has been assisting in the decision-making process about the design. The group provided a wide range of concerns and ideas and the City and HVEA conducted a traffic analysis to inform the development of design alternatives.

The City also partnered with Susan G. Blickstein, LLC, a transportation policy and public engagement firm, which developed two community surveys that were open from May 7 through June 15 2020. The surveys were designed to collect information about how community members travel along the routes, their perceptions about safety, and the preferred types of improvements they would like to see. Results of the public surveys are posted to the right.

The PAC and City staff considered eight different alternatives and narrowed those down to one priority recommendation. This alternative was presented in a virtual public meeting on November 19, 2020. Links to recordings of the presentation in English and in Spanish are also posted to the right.






Please add your comments to Share Your Thoughts below. Further information about our selection process can be found under Design Process. Public Comment was open on this project through September 1, 2023.


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Project Update 5/13/24: Final Plans posted! Tree removal was completed, along with test pits for underground utility locations. Look for site mobilization later this month, with construction planned to be completed by end of 2024.

Project Update 3/6/24: This Project is going to construction! The construction contract has been awarded to Argenio Bros of New Windsor, NY. Tree Removal is planned for March 2024, with full mobilization planned for May 2024. Additional updates will be provided as work begins.

Project Background: With funding provided by the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), administered by the NYS Department of State, the City will improve safety and traffic circulation on a route in Uptown Kingson / Stockade Business District.

The Uptown Transportation Improvements Project will address bicycle and pedestrian safety and access, capacity, and attract tourism, shopping, dining, and business activity to the Stockade District. It will also support the future connection between portions of the Kingston Greenline and advance complete streets across the City (see FAQs for more info).

The project is focused on improvements to Clinton Avenue between Westbrook Lane, Main/John Street, and Albany Avenue.

Work will include lane narrowing, sidewalk and curb ramp improvements, a new signal at the intersection of Clinton and Westbrook / John, signage, striping, landscaping, lighting, drainage and access management improvements.

Since early 2020, our Project Advisory Committee (PAC) has been assisting in the decision-making process about the design. The group provided a wide range of concerns and ideas and the City and HVEA conducted a traffic analysis to inform the development of design alternatives.

The City also partnered with Susan G. Blickstein, LLC, a transportation policy and public engagement firm, which developed two community surveys that were open from May 7 through June 15 2020. The surveys were designed to collect information about how community members travel along the routes, their perceptions about safety, and the preferred types of improvements they would like to see. Results of the public surveys are posted to the right.

The PAC and City staff considered eight different alternatives and narrowed those down to one priority recommendation. This alternative was presented in a virtual public meeting on November 19, 2020. Links to recordings of the presentation in English and in Spanish are also posted to the right.






Please add your comments to Share Your Thoughts below. Further information about our selection process can be found under Design Process. Public Comment was open on this project through September 1, 2023.


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you so much for participating in our survey about Schwenk Drive!

    The City of Kingston is working on reconfiguring Schwenk Drive to make it safer and more accessible for all roadway users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, transit riders, and people with mobility devices. Future improvements will also enhance connections to the Kingston Greenline and the growing network of trails in Ulster County.

    Your input will help the City understand the range of user experiences on and safety concerns about Schwenk Drive.  And it will help us gather feedback on the types of improvements that will make the route a safe and complete street for users of all ages and abilities.

    All of your survey responses will remain confidential. You will have the option to provide your contact information if you would like to receive future updates about the project. Thank you!

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    Thank you so much for participating in our survey about Clinton Avenue intersection improvements!

    The City of Kingston is working on improvements to Clinton Avenue to enhance pedestrian safety and ADA accessibility. This project focuses on three intersections: Clinton Avenue at Main Street, Albany Avenue, and Westbrook Lane/John Street (See image below).

    Your input will help the City to understand the range of user experiences and safety concerns at these intersections. This will help the design team improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians, motorists, and transit users. All of your survey responses will remain confidential. In this survey, you will have the option to provide your contact information if you would like to receive future updates about the project. Thank you!

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