Franklin Street Complete Streets project to begin next week

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Kingston City Hall

KINGSTON – The Franklin Street Complete Streets Project in the City of Kingston will begin next week.

 The project area is Franklin Street from Wall Street to Broadway, and construction includes new sidewalks, ADA-accessible ramps, bicycle infrastructure, and crosswalks along the entire length of Franklin, as well as new street trees.

 “Not only will the Franklin Street Complete Street project vastly improve safety for all travelers along this corridor, but it will also beautify the entire street,” said Mayor Steven Noble. “The project will complement our existing pedestrian and cyclist accessibility improvements and our ongoing Midtown revitalization efforts. This critical project will provide many children and families in the area safe access to their homes and essential services.”

 “We are looking forward to seeing the Franklin Street Complete Streets project begin. As more people move toward different means of transportation, it is important that they feel safe on our streets. This project, when completed will improve safety and reduce pedestrian-related crashes as well as improve mobility by providing more efficient travel within our community,” said Majority Leader Rita Worthington of Ward 4.

  “The Franklin Street project will support the changes we are seeing in Midtown regarding traffic, transportation and safety. This project will also beautify the street with hopes to have residents feel proud of where they live,” said Alderwoman Naimah Muhammed of Ward 5.

  Work is scheduled to begin Monday, June 27 and be completed in October 2022. During construction, sidewalks may be closed on one side of the street. Construction crews may utilize occasional flagging and one-way street operation at limited times.

  The Franklin Street Complete Streets project is supported with $750,000 in funding from the State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Climate Smart Communities Grant Program.

  More information available at https://engagekingston.com/franklin-street-complete-streets.