New York State Department of Transportation
PIN 1034.22 Route 5,
During the CDTC TIP update process a maintenance project for
the paving of Rt. 5,
1) A design Steering Committee will be appointed that will have input into the project design.
2) NYSDOT will try to accommodate some New Visions /NY5 Land Use and Transportation Plan / BRT / Village Streetscape design features between curbs. The project will not be re-scoped, but thoughtful consideration will be given to these features.
3) A second phase of this project can be introduced as a project candidate (without prejudicial status) at the next project solicitation. The second phase could be for New Visions design features not incorporated into the project approved at the 2007-12 TIP update (phase one), and would be evaluated along with phase one as one project for the purpose of evaluation and consideration against other candidates.
4) A ($230,000) Corridor Management Initiative project (RG 31) will be initiated to identify an access management plan for the NY 5 corridor.
A committee, consisting of representatives from NYSDOT,
CDTC, CTDA, the Town of
Committee discussion/requests not being incorporated into the NYSDOT project design include immediate access management remediation (should wait for study recommendations and this is not within the scope of the maintenance paving), elimination of unused bus turnouts (request withdrawn), addition of new bus turnouts (ROW and utility issues cannot be addressed in the remaining time frame and scope of this maintenance work) and addition of a gateway treatment should the expanded project limits be approved (pavement cross section not adequate).
The main issue discussed was the addition of a bike lane or
striping for a bike line. The idea of
striping the outer lane was the subject of extensive discussion. Ultimately NYSDOT felt that striping for a
three foot bike lane with a curb and drainage structures was not
appropriate. We also discussed the use
of a new pavement marking (Sharrows) but opted to remain consistent with the
The NYSDOT Materials Engineer has determined that there is
insufficient asphalt depth to allow the appropriate white-top treatment at the
intersections of Rt. 155 and
Extending the paving to the
Provide a greatly improved riding surface for the approximate 26,000 to 28,000 daily vehicles adjoining recently (or about to be) improved riding surfaces on New Karner Road (Rt. 155), Fuller Rd, and the City section from Everett Rd to the City line.
Improve an additional 1.25 miles (5.0 lane miles) of pavement at no additional cost to our constituency.
Provide improved pedestrian safety and visual enhancement via additional imprinted crosswalks at the signalized intersections.
Reduce wear and tear on newer expensive hybrid transit vehicles (as well as the older conventional vehicles).
Utilize advanced federal funds that would otherwise be unavailable for other purposes.