Improve Washington Ave East Entry

January 2016

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Background \ Overview:

The University upgraded the Washington Avenue East Entry in 2015. The roadway was previously comprised of a single entrance and exit lane with an unimproved path utilized by runners and walkers on the west side of the roadway.
In its older condition, the entry/exit did not adequately handle peak traffic volume nor did it provide a quality pedestrian and visitor experience. Accordingly, the improvement project widened the road, added turn lanes, and improved the pedestrian and visitor experience with new sidewalks and enhanced landscaping.


This project improved vehicular flow in and out of the campus by installing turn lanes and adjusting Washington Avenue traffic lighting.
The job also installed sidewalks to better connect pedestrians from the Purple Path campus walkway to the sidewalk and bus stop network along Washington Avenue.
In addition to these hardscape upgrades, the project also improved the campus entrance aesthetics by providing additional landscape improvements to match the design vernacular established in the University Facilities and Landscape master plans, similar to that recently installed at the main Washington Avenue entry/exit by Collins Circle and the entry/exit to Western Avenue.

Project Schedule \ Timelines:

The project work is complete.

Questions \ Comments \ Contact:

For general questions regarding project schedule and scope please contract Elena McCormick AECM project manager at [email protected] or 518-442-4980.

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