Construction project starting to make 787 safer for pedestrians

March 25, 2019 01:13 PM

COHOES - The signs have been up for weeks, but now the plan to make a stretch of 787 in Cohoes safer for pedestrians is about to get underway.

The area of Bridge Avenue and Cohoes Boulevard has been the scene of a couple of fatal accidents over the years. Each time that happens, there's a call to reduce the speed in that area. Now, the DOT is working to make this slower, but safer.

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It's called a "traffic calming project," slowing traffic in the northern section of 787.

It will eventually mean raised intersections, tree line median and a multi-use path to encourage safer driving.

The construction project costs $10.7 million. It is expected to be done by late fall.

To see a rendering of what the finished product will look like – and hear more about it – and reaction from people in that area and DOT, watch the video of John Craig's story.


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