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Public hearing set for Balltown-Nott intersection work

Public hearing set for Balltown-Nott intersection work

Public hearing set for Balltown-Nott intersection work
Intersection of Nott Street and Balltown Road, Route 146, in Niskayuna is slated for state improvements.
Photographer: Erica Miller/Gazette Photographer

NISKAYUNA -- Schenectady County will host a public meeting to discuss the proposed Nott Street safety improvement project on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Niskayuna Town Hall.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m.

County officials hope to improve Nott near the Balltown Road intersection. They say the goal is to improve vehicular, pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility in the area as well as reduce vehicular speeds within the project limits.

In June 2018, the County Legislature approved $215,000 in financing for detailed design of road improvements that would slow and better manage traffic at the intersection.

The work could include installation of sidewalks on both sides of Nott Street as far west as Clifton Park Road, new crosswalks, improved lighting and other measures to slow traffic and reduce vehicle-pedestrian accidents.

The total estimated cost, mostly from federal funds, is $1.5 million. The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority has agreed to contribute $250,000 toward the project.

The meeting will begin with an open house, followed by a brief, formal presentation. Participants also will have the opportunity to discuss the project with county representatives, ask questions and make comments.

Suggestions and comments made during the meeting will be considered by the project team as the project progresses. Construction is expected to begin in 2020.

Interested individuals who are not able to attend the meeting may obtain project information or submit comments in writing to: Paul Sheldon, Director of Engineering, 100 Kellar Avenue, Schenectady, 12306 or by email to  [email protected]

People with disabilities who have special communication or accommodation needs and who plan to attend the meeting should contact Paul Sheldon at least two working days prior to the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.




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