Welcome to the City of Kingston I-587 at Albany Avenue/Broadway Intersection Study.
The City of Kingston’s I-587 at Albany Avenue intersection is in need of design improvements. Currently, left turn lanes serving north and south bound Albany Avenue traffic provide insufficient levels of service during peak travel hours. Safety and pedestrian issues also warrant an analysis of intersection safety and design alternatives.
Federal and State funding for final design and construction is programmed by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) in 2011 and 2015, respectively, to improve the intersection. A consulting group, headed by Fitzgerald & Halliday of Hartford, Connecticut, is retained to help provide professional transportation engineering, public outreach, and conceptual design work. The study is funded using 95% Federal and 5% County funds and is managed by the Ulster County Transportation Council.
An Advisory Committee is assembled and comprised of representatives of the local business community, elected officials, City and County municipal staff, and NYSDOT. The study is expected to begin April 2010 and take one year to complete.
Study Target Area Map
Visual Traffic Simulation (Off-site link to YouTube)
Renderings of Proposed Roundabout (Off-site link to YouTube)
I-587 Preliminary Recommendations - Full Draft Report and follow-up public meeting Forthcoming (PDF)
I-587 Public Meeting Introductory Talk (PDF)
I-587 Public Meeting Intersection Overview and Discussion of Survey Results (Powerpoint)
Draft Decision Making Framework
I-587 Study Kick-Off Presentation
Final Scope of Work
This UCTC planning project is complete. NYSDOT Region 8 has begun design and anticipates construction in 2019.