Wilbur Avenue Repaving Project

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Poor drainage along Wilbur Avenue, a.k.a NYS Route 213, has long been a source of trouble for vehicles over the years, as it causes premature deterioration of the roadway. Couple that with substandard pavement and we’ve got hazardous driving conditions that make for a pretty bumpy ride.

Thanks to a major grant from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), the Wilbur Avenue Repaving Project will address both of these concerns with roadway reconstruction and resurfacing from 800 feet south of Greenkill Avenue to 200 feet north of West O’Reilly. The City will do this with the help of engineering consultants Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

Along this route that carries frequent truck traffic, the existing pavement is in poor to fair condition, at best. The project will rehabilitate 3,150 feet; 750 linear feet will be milled and resurfaced and 2,400 will undergo a full-depth reconstruction. This includes removal of the pavement and replacement with a 7-inch section over 12 inches of sub-base, which is the appropriate treatment for heavy truck use.

Wilbur is, after all, an official DOT truck route through Kingston and should be built accordingly.

Two 11-foot travel lanes with 3-foot shoulders will be constructed along the proposed roadway section. Gutters, swales, and culverts will be added to better convey stormwater runoff to the Twaalfskill Creek.

Guardrails will also be upgraded to box beam type set with extra-long posts. New signage will meet the standards of the DOT’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).The roadway will be re-striped with center-line and edge striping.

For those concerned about traffic flow during construction, no detours are expected. Instead, maintenance and protection of traffic will be performed using short duration traffic controls such as alternating one-way flow. Flaggers will also be present to direct drivers.

You may also be wondering about right-of-way acquisitions, which are not an anticipated need at this time. Or you may be wondering what a right-of-way acquisition actually is; that question is answered under FAQS to the right.

Another important piece of info: project construction is tentatively set for April through September 2021.


Please take a minute or two to review the draft Final Design Report under "Documents" to the right. This report is currently under review with NYS DOT. If you would like to comment on the draft, please do so below. Thank you!


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Poor drainage along Wilbur Avenue, a.k.a NYS Route 213, has long been a source of trouble for vehicles over the years, as it causes premature deterioration of the roadway. Couple that with substandard pavement and we’ve got hazardous driving conditions that make for a pretty bumpy ride.

Thanks to a major grant from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), the Wilbur Avenue Repaving Project will address both of these concerns with roadway reconstruction and resurfacing from 800 feet south of Greenkill Avenue to 200 feet north of West O’Reilly. The City will do this with the help of engineering consultants Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

Along this route that carries frequent truck traffic, the existing pavement is in poor to fair condition, at best. The project will rehabilitate 3,150 feet; 750 linear feet will be milled and resurfaced and 2,400 will undergo a full-depth reconstruction. This includes removal of the pavement and replacement with a 7-inch section over 12 inches of sub-base, which is the appropriate treatment for heavy truck use.

Wilbur is, after all, an official DOT truck route through Kingston and should be built accordingly.

Two 11-foot travel lanes with 3-foot shoulders will be constructed along the proposed roadway section. Gutters, swales, and culverts will be added to better convey stormwater runoff to the Twaalfskill Creek.

Guardrails will also be upgraded to box beam type set with extra-long posts. New signage will meet the standards of the DOT’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).The roadway will be re-striped with center-line and edge striping.

For those concerned about traffic flow during construction, no detours are expected. Instead, maintenance and protection of traffic will be performed using short duration traffic controls such as alternating one-way flow. Flaggers will also be present to direct drivers.

You may also be wondering about right-of-way acquisitions, which are not an anticipated need at this time. Or you may be wondering what a right-of-way acquisition actually is; that question is answered under FAQS to the right.

Another important piece of info: project construction is tentatively set for April through September 2021.


Please take a minute or two to review the draft Final Design Report under "Documents" to the right. This report is currently under review with NYS DOT. If you would like to comment on the draft, please do so below. Thank you!


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Please check the FAQs to the right on this page to see if your question has been answered.  If you have a question, a member of the design team will get back to you in the near future.  Comments will be logged in the design documents.   

Comments and questions on the Wilbur Ave. Project are accepted here.

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