City and Town of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York
Rethinking the Arterials and Interchange is a planning initiative of the Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC) that involved a comprehensive traffic operational and planning analysis of the Route 9/44/55 interchange and the Route 44/55 arterials in Poughkeepsie.
These highway facilities are vital to the mobility needs of residents, visitors, and businesses alike and are critical components of the region’s transportation system, but they also negatively affect the livability, safety and quality of life for the City and Town of Poughkeepsie residents and neighborhoods. This study identified how these facilities might be redesigned to improve safety, simplify travel, and better integrate them within the fabric of Poughkeepsie.
This planning-level project analyzed potential design alternatives for the interchange and arterials, engaged the public on the existing issues and potential solutions, recommended preferred design concepts based on a stakeholder-driven process, and set the stage to pursue funding for improvements. The result will transform the area and better integrate the facilities with the downtown business district and local neighborhoods while enhancing safety and access for all users. Creighton Manning was responsible for leading the planning effort, traffic analysis and modeling, intersection analysis, development of alternatives, and public participation.
*2023 ACEC New York Engineering Excellence Platinum Award