By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor
Walkers and bicyclists now are buffered from traffic on Fire Road in Glens Falls by paths installed in the woods.
Still to come is a raised crosswalk to slow traffic near the Glens Falls Family YMCA, and a sidewalk in front of Kensington Road School.
Also added is a paved path from the school along Jerome Avenue to Fire Road.
A flashing light to slow motorists at the Fire Road crosswalk is in the works, too.
It’s all part of a largely federally funded $600,000 upgrade.
“The project ties everything together,” said Ed Bartholomew, Warren County EDC president and community/economic director for the City of Glens Falls.
Plan a raised crosswalk to YMCA; sidewalk on Jerome from Kensington Road School
“Fire Road is a major thoroughfare, but it’s narrow and people tend to speed, and these improvements will improve bicycle and pedestrian safety.”
The federal government is paying $480,000 of the project’s cost; the City is contributing $120,000, Mr. Bartholomew said. The initial feasibility study was funded by the Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council.
“Senator [Charles] Schumer was very supportive and helpful in us getting the grant,” Mr. Bartholomew said.
— with reporting by David Cederstrom
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