Construction is expected to get underway in fall of 2019 on a park that will connect Albany neighborhoods to the Hudson River. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced $3.1 million in funding that he says will transform the underutilized Clinton Avenue ramp of northbound 787 and Quay into an elevated park.
The New York State Department of Transportation will complete the project design and manage the initial stage of construction. The Skyway is expected to be completed by late 2020.
Previously, money for the project was also given via a $375,000 state grant that was awarded to the City of Albany's Capitalize Albany Corporation through the Regional Economic Development Council.
According to planners, the Albany Skyway will expand recreational opportunities in the City of Albany and provide a new, safe way for pedestrians and cyclists to reach the Corning Riverfront Park.
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