Stay tuned – Broadway is about to get a face lift. The Federally funded Transportation Alternatives Program, officially called “TAP New Connectivities For Nyack,” will bring a new look to the downtown streetscape of Nyack’s business district within the next year.
TAP improvements include:
New street trees
Safer crosswalks: straightening out diagonal sidewalks and adding bumpouts to shorten the distance pedestrians need to cross
Relocating N Broadway bus stop to reduce traffic conflicts at Main and Broadway (going north) and near Chase Bank (going south)
Adding Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) timing to Broadway & Main traffic light to give pedestrians and cyclists a 5-7 second head start before cars get a green light
New sustainable landscaping with native plants and permeable paving
Bike lane on S Franklin and Artopee Way to connect downtown to the Mario Cuomo Tappan Zee Bridge Shared Use Path (scheduled to open this fall)
Village officials recently strategized with local businesses to minimized the impact construction will have on their stores. The RFP for this project stipulates that work will be limited to M-F 8a-6p and Sat 9-6p, with no work scheduled on legal holidays or parade days.
The Nyack Village Board will hold a Workshop Meeting on Feb 28 to discuss the project.