2017: STREETSCAPE INSTALLATION ON ROUTE 9
In 2017, the Town of Hyde Park installed a major streetscape upgrade. The project spans the east side of Route 9 from Quality Inn to Park Plaza.
The Town Board obtained multiple grants to make the project possible: Transportation Improvement Program (federal funds awarded through a competitive program), New York State Multi-Modal grant, and New York State funding secured by Assemblymember Didi Barrett.
Upcoming STREET IMPROVEMENTS
The Town Board has secured about $1.5 million in grants for several follow-up projects in coming years:
Frequently Asked Questions
Sidewalks make Hyde Park a safer and more attractive place for residents and visitors to walk around. Well-designed sidewalks accommodate residents of all ages, including those pushing strollers or using wheelchairs. They are an improvement the town can make in public space that will freshen up the look of the Route 9 corridor and inspire property owners and investors to improve private property.
Why seek grants for sidewalks and not other needs?
Federal and state agencies make grants available for specific purposes. There have been numerous grants available in recent years for pedestrian improvements, and the Town Board took advantage of those funding opportunities. The Town Board is also assembling funds for sewer service -- see Wastewater page.
Will the sidewalk interfere with sewer pipe installation?
No. The sewer engineers are designing a sewage collection system that will be well off Route 9, possibly along back property lines. In their experience, placing sewage pipe alongside a state highway adds significant expense. Sewer and sidewalk planning are fully integrated -- see the Planning page for details.