Not quite a year after a 16-year-old girl was killed as she tried to cross the intersection of route 787 and Bridge St. in Cohoes, the state is promising to re-make the highway into a real boulevard.
Plans call for DOT to invest $15 million over the next couple of years to transform the busy northernmost extension of I-787, and put in a median with grass and trees. Most importantly, according to mayor Shawn Morse, lower speed limits.
"This was built when I just a young boy," Morse said, "but the tragedies that have occurred many times over the years, I think people just said 'enough is enough.'"
Plans call for work to begin in the spring of 2018, and be completed by the fall of the following year.
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