SPOT IMPROVEMENTS


2006 Applications  |   2006 Funded Projects

At its July 31, 1997 meeting, the CDTC Policy Committee voted to endorse the 1997-02 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which included as project RG41 a "Spot Improvements for Bicycle and Pedestrian Access" program. This established an ongoing program that sets aside $100,000 per year of STP-Flex funds for projects whose scopes are too small for other programs like the TEA-21 Transportation Enhancements Program. RG41 was replenished in both the 1999-04 and the 2001-06 TIPís.

Spot Improvements are actions that address problems at specific locations such as intersections, short lengths of roadway, or single destinations (e.g., an office building or shopping center). They can be distinguished from other bicycle and pedestrian-related projects such as development of new trails in that they bridge physical or functional gaps in the system rather than in and of themselves providing new routes.

All Spot Improvement Projects are funded with a maximum of 80% federal funds and are capped at the time of project programming. In cases where sponsors committed more than the minimum required 20% local match, the project was capped at the amount of federal funding requested. Any cost increases above 80% of the original project cost estimate or the approved level of federal funding will be absorbed by the project sponsor. Any cost decreases cannot have the effect of increasing the federal share above 80%.



Spot Improvement Program
Projects Funded in Round 3 (2004)
Project SponsorProject TitleFederal ShareLocal ShareTotal Project Cost
City of Troy9th Street Gateway Streetscape Project$16,000.00$20,000.00$36,000.00
City of RensselaerConnector Sidewalk on First Alley$32,800.00$8,200.00$41,000.00
Village of ColonieCentral Avenue Safety Improvements$9,600.00$2,400.00$12,000.00
Town of East GreenbushFlashing Beacons on Route 151$12,000.00$3,000.00$15,000.00
City of MechanicvilleSouth Street Sidewalk$20,000.00$5,000.00$25,000.00
Village of Castleton on HudsonScott Sidewalk Project$60,232.00$15,059.00$75,291.00
Town of Clifton ParkRoute 146/Sherwood Dawson Trail$16,000.00$4,000.00$20,000.00
Town of ColoniePaving 2/3 mile of bike path$14,000.00$14,000.00$28,000.00
Town of GuilderlandMckown Road sidewalk$52,000.00$13,000.00$65,000.00


Spot Improvement Program
Projects Funded in Round 2 (2002)
Project TitleSponsorFederal $Local $Local %Total Project Cost
Railroad Pedestrian CrossingVillage of Voorheesville $57,787.00 $19,263.00 25%$77,050.00
Green St. Connector Sidewalk ReconstructionVillage of Schuylerville $24,000.00 $16,000.00 40%$40,000.00
Coons Road to MapleLeaf Sidewalk ProjectTown of Guilderland $42,200.00 $10,550.00 20%$52,750.00
State/Washington Intersection Pedestrian ImprovementsSchenectady County $40,000.00 $10,000.00 20%$50,000.00
Hadley Sidewalk ImprovementTown of Hadley $22,050.00 $9,450.00 30%$31,500.00
Village Pedestrian/Cyclist Crosswalk ProjectVillage of Hoosick Falls $13,750.00 $4,000.00 23%$17,750.00
Pedestrian Improvement ProjectTown of Malta $13,200.00 $8,800.00 40%$22,000.00
Town of Milton Property Streetscape ImprovementsTown of Milton $24,000.00 $6,000.00 20%$30,000.00


Spot Improvement Program
Projects Funded in Round 1 (2000)
Project TitleSponsorFederal $Local $Total Project Cost
Bike RacksCity of Albany$11,200$2,800$14,000
Three sidewalk projectsTown of Bethlehem$20,800$5,200$26,000
Bike RacksCity of Cohoes$5,945$1,486$7,431
Route 9/ Bike Trail ConnectionTown of Colonie$32,000$8,000$40,000
Nott Street CrossingCity of Schenectady$19,428$4,857$24,285
Pedestrian Access ProjectVillage of Scotia$21,440$5,360$26,800
Green Island BridgeVillage of Green Island$80,000$20,000$100,000
Bike SignsTown of Malta$6,400$1,600$8,000
Wards Lane SidewalkVillage of Menands$20,240$5,060$25,300
Station Lane SidewalkCity of Saratoga Springs$28,800$7,200$36,000
Block House ImprovementsTown of Stillwater$7,070$1,767$8,837


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