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Testing of new materials envisioned for Connective Corridor in progress, including crosswalks

December 10, 2009

Jemeli Tanui
(315) 443-5172

The New York State Department of Transportation recently installed new crosswalks at West and West Fayette streets by The Warehouse, using a new material that may become the signature crosswalk pattern along the Connective Corridor.

crosswalks“The DOT is pleased to have been a part of this pedestrian safety enhancement and welcomes future partnerships with the City of Syracuse and the Connective Corridor,” says Gene Cilento, New York State public information officer. The crosswalk’s innovative template was designed by Joe Sisko from UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research and Real Estate at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture.

The City of Syracuse is also testing a new non-paint material for use in marking future bike lanes along the Corridor. To test the durability of the material, the city created a crosswalk on Montgomery Street at Madison Street, near the John H. Mulroy Civic Center.

New York State funding for the Connective Corridor was secured with the assistance of Assemblyman William Magnarelli and Gov. David Paterson.

The Connective Corridor—an emerging signature strip of cultural development connecting the University Hill with downtown Syracuse—is a complex project with multiple funding sources, including federal, state and private entities. New York State pledged to provide $20 million toward the project through the Empire State Development Corp. and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.

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