The Broadway Streetscape Project is fully completed! After delays due to supply chain issues, synchronization equipment for the traffic lights was recently installed and activated. The tree beds were weeded and mulched this week, which completes the project.
The project runs from St James Place to Prince Street, and is capped by the I-587 Roundabout project on the north end and the Broadway/Grand Street Intersection Improvements project on the south end. The City of Kingston replaced the sewers underneath Broadway before construction began. These projects together total a $25 million investment in Midtown Kingston.
The Broadway Streetscape Project includes:
- new ADA accessible sidewalks
- new lane configuration that improves safety for all users
- synchronized traffic lights
- 49 bioswales
- 2 interpretive panels that explain the bioswales
- 22 benches
- 76 new street trees
- 235 deciduous shrubs, 1470 herbaceous plants
- 23 trash and 23 recycling cans
- 28 bike racks
- removal of parking meters and addition of free 2-hour parking
- integration with the Roundabout & B'way/Grand Street Intersection project
- connection on the Kingston Greenline and Empire State Trail
“There are so many people and organizations to thank with this project, which has been in the works for many years,” said Mayor Noble. “Ulster County started this project back in 2015 and I was proud to carry it forward as the incoming mayor. I would like to thank the City of Kingston Engineering department, and City Engineer John Schultheis who oversaw this project, the City’s Department of Public Works, New York State DOT for the beautiful roundabout project, and our Streetscape project contractors GPI, and Luizzi. The purpose of this project was to reinvigorate the Broadway corridor and Midtown business district, and we hope to see this area continue to flourish.”
More information can be found at EngageKingston.com.