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Governor Hochul Announces $4.2 Million Project to Improve Walking And Bicycling In Saratoga Spa State Park

Governor Hochul Announces $4.2 Million Project to Improve Walking And Bicycling In Saratoga Spa State Park

Roosevelt Drive Corridor Project Includes Improved Resiliency, Public Safety, Visitor Amenities, and Historic Preservation Stormwater Management Features Improve Native Brook Trout Habitat in Geyser Creek…

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Roosevelt Drive Corridor Project Includes Improved Resiliency, Public Safety, Visitor Amenities, and Historic Preservation

Stormwater Management Features Improve Native Brook Trout Habitat in Geyser Creek

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced construction has begun on a $4.2 million redevelopment of Roosevelt Drive within Saratoga Spa State Park. The project will improve transportation safety within the park by adding pedestrian and bicycling pathways adjacent to the park’s busiest stretch of roadway, which connects the Avenue of the Pines with the golf course, pools, picnic areas, and the Roosevelt Baths and Spa.

"This exciting upgrade will make Saratoga Spa safer, more environmentally friendly and more enjoyable to cyclists, pedestrians, and guests who visit the many cultural venues in its historic setting," Governor Hochul said. "The $4.2 million project announced today will complement the significant investments we have made to enhance Saratoga Springs’ status as a world-class recreational and tourism destination."

The roadway will be moved away from the classical arcades, making space for a large circular patio as a welcoming gathering place to kick off exploration of all the park has to offer. Part of the Park of the Arts initiative, the corridor improvements mark another major milestone in the restoration of the National Historic Landmark campus. The project will also create expanded parking to service the Spa Little Theater and the recreational and cultural attractions of the Roosevelt Campus, as well as to provide new EV charging stations.

New stormwater management features will help protect water quality, stabilize water temperature, and improve brook trout habitat in […]

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