Thursday, May 01, 2008

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VILLAGE OF CAMBRIDGE-- A Public Information Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2008 from 7-9 P.M. in the Municipal Building/Fire House at 11 West Main Street, Cambridge, NY 12816. Members of the public, particularly residents and business owners along Main Street, are invited and encouraged to attend. Engineers from the firm Barton & Loguidice, PC will present the proposed improvements and seek public input on anticipated plans to make incremental safety improvements to five intersections along Main Street and along an approximately half mile of Main Street (NYS Route 372) in the Village of Cambridge. In addition to improving intersections in this area, plans call for installing parking delineations, cross walks, curbs, traffic calming measures and American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalks and ramps.

The project, funded through a NYS Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration grant, focuses on making safety improvements to the intersection of Main and North/South Union Street-including the construction of curb bulb-outs, sidewalk improvements and crosswalks. The project also proposes to make parking, intersection and pedestrian improvements along the approximately half-mile stretch from O'Hearn's Pharmacy to Washington/Grove Street. Intersection improvement slated for this stretch of Main Street include Memorial Drive, Pearl/St Luke's Place, Broad Street, and Washington/Grove Streets.

This Village effort builds off of, and further promotes the plans described in the highly participatory 2004-2005 Main and Park Street Visualization Project, which outlined street design concepts for Main and Park Street-including improvements related to intersection design, traffic calming options, crosswalks, sidewalks, and streetscape enhancements. Under this 2004-2005 Visualization Project, public workshops and design charettes were held to gather public input and ideas to inform the current proposed design concepts.

It is anticipated that construction of the 2008 Intersection, Pedestrian and Parking Improvements will be made in the late Summer/early Fall of 2008. Questions can be addressed to the Village of Cambridge Office by calling 677-2622.

If individuals are unable to attend the public hearing, they can submit written comments to the Village Board (at the Village Offices at 56 North Park St. or via PO Box 271, Cambridge, NY 12816) for receipt by Monday, May 12, 2008.


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