Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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City of Poughkeepsie hits pay-dirt with $2.4 million for pedestrian safety

POUGHKEEPSIE – The City of Poughkeepsie has the designation of being a “focus community” because of the high number of pedestrian-involved crashes.

As a result, the city will receive $2.4 million in pedestrian safety money for improvements along corridors, intersections and uncontrolled crosswalks with highest pedestrian traffic and accidents.

Mayor Robert Rolison said the city would not be able to make the needed improvements alone.

“When you think about the amount of work that is required in an urban city in this downtown corridor, that wouldn’t be something that would be easily financed by the city,” the mayor said.

The highest pedestrian traffic in downtown Poughkeepsie is along Main, Mansion, Market, Academy/Catharine, Hamilton and Clinton streets.


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