Utica’s Complete Street Project Trial

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UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — If you’ve been on South Genesee Street recently, then you may have noticed some changes. The Complete Street Trial took out one lane between Oneida Square and Jewett Place to allow space for parking and biking.

“It’s a trial to see if we can improve on the traffic, we can improve on the complete street aspect and we can make things better for the constituents and for the people who use Genesee daily. We want to make it more friendly, healthier, safer route for everybody.” – Andrew Karas, Assistant Engineer, City of Utica

Now there is a 12-foot lane for drivers, a 9-foot lane for parking and a 5-foot lane for bikers on the inside of the curb. Since it is a trial, the city is asking for feedback from residents before putting the top layer of concrete down.

“There’s a survey at the City of Utica homepage. I want as many people as I can to fill this survey out, test it, see what you like, see what you don’t like. If you love it, if you hate it I want to know and we can make changes or we can go back to the original.” – Andrew Karas, Assistant Engineer, City of Utica

Karas says the last layer of concrete will be installed in the next 2 to 3 weeks

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