US Route 4 Traffic and Pedestrian Improvements
Town of North Greenbush, Rensselaer County, New York
The project included full-depth reconstruction, utility relocation, stormwater management and sidewalks. The purpose of this project was to implement the long-term vision the Town had for the Route 4 corridor which included improved traffic operations and safety, and pedestrian accommodations. Two Federally funded projects were combined into one consultant contract. PIN 1089.75 involved the provision of pedestrian improvements along Route 4 and PIN 1089.76 involved improvements to key intersections. All work was designed to AASHTO specifications and the NYSDOT Standard Specifications (construction and materials). Design challenges included high vehicle approach speeds, adjacent commercial driveways, the need to minimize right-of-way impacts and accounting for steep grades within the intersection and on the approaches. Creighton Manning redesigned the previous y-intersection into a T-intersection to improve the flow of traffic and pedestrian safety. The US Route 4 Traffic and Pedestrian Improvements project was honored by APWA Capital Branch as the 2022 Project of the Year in the Transportation category ($5 million to $25 million).