Project : Erie Boulevard Reconstruction

City of Schenectady -- Schenectady, New York

CHA designed the reconstruction of a one-mile stretch of Erie Boulevard, an important gateway into the City of Schenectady that connects Interstate 890 to the City’s downtown area. The $11.5 million project incorporated "Complete Streets" concepts to improve pedestrian and vehicular mobility and safety, add streetscape enhancements, and correct roadway and drainage deficiencies.

Erie Boulevard follows the historic Erie Canal alignment. The team conducted extensive investigations and used models to develop a roadway design that avoided disturbing the canal remnants and reduced utility impacts. These design efforts were instrumental in avoiding significant construction delays.

New parking lanes, sidewalks and visible crosswalks make Erie Boulevard safer and more accessible. The introduction of a tree lined streetscape with amenities such as brick paving, benches, and 19th century style lighting have transformed the area into a go-to destination for window shoppers, tourists, and locals.

Awards Received:

  • 2016 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award - Gold
  • 2015 APWA Project of the Year Award
Traffic Engineering Services Included:
  • Traffic Data Collection and Processing
  • Traffic Forecasting
  • Capacity Analyses (Synchro/SimTraffic)
  • Roundabout Analysis and Simulation
  • Crash Analysis and Countermeasure Investigations
  • Truck Access and Circulation Assessments
  • Pedestrian Access and Circulation Assessments
  • Access Management Design
  • Signing and Pavement Marking Design
  • Signal Warrant Analysis
  • Signal System Design
  • Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Design 
Services Provided by CHA:
  • Preliminary Design
  • Final Design
  • Construction Inspection
  • Safety Improvements
  • Public Outreach
  • Visualizations
  • Traffic Calming
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Drainage
  • Utility
  • Traffic Signal Upgrades
  • Signage
  • Lighting
  • Computer Modeling and Simulations