State DOT proposed changes to Broadway

Posted at 11:20 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 23:22:58-05

The New York State Department of Transportation held an information meeting Tuesday at the Broadway Market, outlining possible changes coming to Broadway.

"We want to make it a multi-modal facility."  Said DOT spokesperson Susan Surdej.  "We want to safely accommodate motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists."

The DOT is looking to transform a portion of Broadway from Fillmore Avenue, just outside of the Broadway Market all the way to Oak Street downtown.  The transformation would include a reduction of traffic lanes to make way for bike lanes, as well as a left turn lane.

Robert Prescott, a cyclist who uses the road says he thinks the changes would be an improvement.

"Just the idea of traffic calming, having a continuous left hand turn lane and two bike lanes, that would greatly improve the safety."

The 2.6 million dollar project is expected to go out to bid in 2018, with a goal of a 2019 completion. 

The comment period for the project ends on December 20th.  If you would like to comment you can do so at the NYSDOT website.