Roundabouts: The Answer For Busy Roadway in Downtown Troy
It looks like there will be roundabouts built in a busy stretch of roadway in downtown Troy. Officials say there will finally be a gateway into downtown Troy that is safe for cyclists, pedestrians, and commuters.
Which Part of Downtown Troy is Getting Roundabouts?
A study was done and a proposed five point eight million dollar plan would make the downtown Federal Street area a more streamlined roadway. There would be two roundabouts built near the intersection of the Green Island Bridge and Sixth Avenue.
Why Roundabouts in This Area?
The study showed that the area is congested and too wide. The thousand feet stretch of Federal Street will contain two roundabouts at each end and reduce the number of travel lanes in the area. There will be one in each direction. This will not only reduce wait times but a median will be installed with trees to help reflect the area streets according to the Times Union.
Sandy Misiewicz, the executive director of the Capital District Transportation Committee said,
The city really wanted a gateway. We have a piece of infrastructure in a downtown environment that was from a different time in a different era.
The plan will also reflect downtown Troy's street grid which has been pedestrian-friendly since it was built in the 19th century.
The design details and the final cost of the project still need to be finalized.