Broadway Streetscape Project

Broadway Streetscape Engineering Plans can be viewed HERE


November 22. 2021:

Sidewalk work has finished for the season. The contractor will be working closely with the engineers over the winter months to review all plans and prepare for Spring 2022 restart. 
Any questions, please contact the Village Administrator's office at 845-358-3581.

November 17, 2021: 

Work resumes today on the North Broadway sidewalk between High Ave and First Ave today. DOT approved changes to reduce the slope of the sidewalk, yet maintain an ADA compliant sidewalk. Concrete will be poured on Thursday, November 18, 2021. No other sidewalk work will take place over the winter months. Work will resume as early in the spring as the weather allows. Thank you to all our residents at  Victoria Mews, who have been very patient and cooperative during this process.  


November 12, 2021: 

The median island on North Broadway has been removed at the discretion of the Village Board. A redesigned "bump-out" crosswalk will be constructed in this area in the Spring 2022. At this time we are waiting for DOT approval on the redesign of this area. Updates will be posted as they become available.  The sidewalk on N. Broadway between High Avenue and First Avenue is also being redesigned to address the slope, we expect to have construction resume the week of November 15, 2021. 


Statement from the Mayor and Village Board: 

Over the past few weeks we have been experiencing some inexcusable issues with the engineering firm and aspects related to the Broadway Streetscape Project.  We have been and will continue to pursue every option available to ensure these issues are remedied and that potential issues are identified and remediated before any future work proceeds. 

This has been a frustrating process from the very beginning of this project. We still see the possibilities of a wonderful upgrade for Broadway. Another in a series of upgrades that makes our village pedestrian friendly and safe. More details on the Broadway Streetscape 

October 29, 2021: Unfortunately the sidewalk project has hit a setback. The partially constructed sidewalk along North Broadway between First Ave and High Ave will have to be demolished and rebuilt. The original design was engineered to comply with DOT regulations for a five foot wide walkway, however, it resulted in an unacceptable slope past the walking path to the curb. We have ordered the contractors to stop work while the Village works with engineers and the DOT on a remedy.  The contractors will be back on site this week to rebuild the sidewalk.

Update on the median island on North Broadway:  The Village Board decided on October 28, 2021 to remove the median island. It will be replaced with "bump-outs" on the west and east side of the North Broadway in addition to a crosswalk. The contractor will be back on site beginning November 1, 2021 to demolish the island. Reconstruction of this area will be scheduled for Spring 2021. 


October 22, 2021: Sidewalk demo and prep work continues on N. Broadway between High Ave and First Ave. The crosswalk on North Broadway between Fourth Ave and Fifth Ave is under review and work is expected to resume next week. The contractor expects to finish the current work zones this fall. The project is expected take approximately a year to complete. We will update the schedule and post progress reports weekly while the construction is active. Expect a full shut down for winter months. 


October 15, 2021: 

 On Monday, October 18, 2021, construction will begin on the sidewalk reconstruction project on the block of N. Broadway between First Ave and High Ave. Here’s what to expect when construction starts: 

DELAYS HAVE PUSHED THE CONTRACTOR START DATE TO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

  • Tuesday, 10/18: Contractor will be on site staging for traffic and signage
  • Wednesday, 10/19: Demolition will begin on corners and curbs
  • Thursday, 10/21: Prep for Sidewalks & Ramps 
  • Friday, 10/22: Concrete Pour for Sidewalks and Ramps 
  • Parking will be restricted on the block between First Avenue and High Avenue – work is only on the west side of the street. However, parking will be restricted on the east side so that traffic flow can be maintained.  
  • The handicap spots will be relocated to the east side of the street on N. Broadway between First Ave and Second Ave 
  • Construction hours are Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm – work may not last the entire time, but it will occur between these hours only. Work is expected to last about a week at this location. 
  • Access to all entrances will be maintained during the project – except for when the concrete is poured – and we will give you as much notice as possible. 
  • Any questions, please contact the Village Administrator, James Slaughter at 845-358-3581 
  • The plans are available on the website under “Broadway Streetscape Project” or feel free to stop by Village Hall and ask to see the Village Administrator.  

The week of October 12, 2021
Construction will move to North Broadway from First Ave to High Ave starting later in the week. Work will be on the WEST SIDE of the street only.  Work will move south on the west side of the street until Burd Street and then loop back on the east side of the road weather permitting. 

This work consists of a reconstructed sidewalk to meet ADA compliance. The contractor will be working on one block at a time and work is expected to last about a week on each block. Access may be limited when the new concrete is poured. Advance notice will be given.  If your building has a vault (cellar) underneath the sidewalk – please notify the Village Administrators office as soon as possible!! 845-358-3581 or administrator@nyack-ny.gov


October 6, 2021

 The Broadway Streetscape Project has started.  Currently, the contractor is working on a crosswalk near the intersection of North Broadway and Fifth Avenue. 


September 21, 2021

Construction for the Nyack TAP: New Connectivities for Nyack Project is planned to begin the week of October 4, 2021. Work will begin at the north end of the project at North Broadway and Fifth Ave and progress south. In general, construction will be limited to one side of the street at a time, and for a length of no more than 3 blocks, to limit impacts to the traveling public. Parking restrictions will be posted in advance of the work. Pedestrian access will be maintained to the greatest extent practicable.

The first stage of the work includes construction of a new island constructed in the center of North Broadway, between Fourth Ave and Fifth Ave. New ADA compliant sidewalks, ramps, and curbs will also be constructed at this location on both sides of North Broadway. Once the work is completed in the first work zone, the next area of construction will begin at First Avenue & Broadway, west side of the street and continue south until Burd Street. This first stage of the work is scheduled to be completed by mid November 2021, weather dependent. Once the work begins, the website will be updated on a daily basis with more details.  


September 2, 2021

The Broadway Streetscape project held it's pre-construction meeting with the DOT, Village staff, A-Tech Concrete and Hudson Valley Engineering on September 2, 2021. The contractor expects to begin work by the end of September of early October. Work will begin at the intersection of 5th Ave and North Broadway for an enhanced crosswalk. The next phase of construction will be between Burd Street and First Ave. More details will be posted as soon as available and the Village will hold a pre-construction meeting for all interested parties.  


July 26, 2021

The Broadway Streetscape project was awarded to A-Tech Concrete at a special meeting of the Village Board on Monday, July 19, 2021.  NYS DOT is currently reviewing the award. 


June 4, 2021

The Broadway Streetscape final project plans are out to bid and bids will be opened on July 2, 2021 at 11:30am at Village Hall.  


May 4, 2021

The Broadway Streetscape project plans are currently under review by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) for final approval to go out for re-bidding.  As noted below, the updated plans and specifications reflect the changes that were made to keep the project within the budgeted amount of the grant funding.  

It is anticipated that the NYS DOT will give approval to re-bid the project in June of 2021.


December 9, 2020

The Village Board will discuss the Broadway Streetscape Project at the December 10, 2020, Work Session beginning at 7pm.  Please see the zoom access on the Village website  under meetings and agendas to join with any questions or concerns.  


December 2020 Broadway Streetscape Project Update

The Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project will be rebid in early 2021. The first round of bids received last spring were double the allotted budget.  McLaren Engineering, along with committee members and Village staff, worked to revise the original plans to fit the budget while still including streetscape and pedestrian safety improvements.

How savings was achieved:

  • Sidewalks: New concrete sidewalks – and not exposed stone aggregate as in the original plan. All intersections with have ADA design from Cedar Hill Avenue to First Avenue.  Several sections of sidewalks which are in good condition and will not be replaced. 
  • Lighting: LED lighting will be installed using the current light pole fixtures and replacing the existing "cobra" lights with new luminaires. Using the existing light poles and improving the fixtures rather than installing new ornamental light poles will reduce the overall project cost by over $700,000.00                                
  • Crosswalks at bump out locations: will be painted with 8” wide white lines as required by DOT standards. Bump outs, which serve the dual purpose of improving pedestrian safety and create traffic calming, will be implemented at intersections based on the original design.
  • Landscaping and storm water mitigation: Selected tree pits and rain gardens will be included from the original design. However, final landscaping will be addressed separately. 

Budgeting:
McLaren's construction estimate for this work is $2,171,000. This represents the total DOT + Village Funding Match for the construction of the project. The lowest of the three bids received last spring was just short of $5 million.  The Village Board rejected these bids and has approved rebidding of the project.

Next steps & anticipated time-line:

  • VB approval (Dec 2020)
  • DOT review and approval (Jan-Feb 2021)
  • RFP (March)
  • Received bids, award contract (April-May)
  • Ground breaking (June 2021)


 August 14, 2020

The Village of Nyack will be seeking a second round of bids for its downtown Broadway Streetscape project. The Village Board of Trustees rejected all bids previously received at their Thursday, August 13th, 2020 meeting, as all proposals came in higher than the allocated local match and NYS Department of Transportation grant funding.

A new RFP will be issued in the Fall 2020 with construction planned for the Summer of 2021 for improvements designed to enhance the appearance of North and South Broadway and South Franklin Street. The Village Board is also reviewing the possibility of implementing several pedestrian-focused sites of the plan that do not rely on state aid this fall.


 All bids for the Broadway Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) are currently under review by the Village of Nyack and McLaren Engineering.  Bids were opened on Jun 17, 2020 at 11:30 AM. 



The Village of Nyack is undertaking a project to develop planned streetscape pedestrian, transit and bicycle pathway improvements along Broadway through the New York’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) for the reconstruction of sidewalks, pedestrian improvements, and bicycling improvements on the entire length of North and South Broadway from the municipal line at the Village of Upper Nyack to the municipal line at Village of South Nyack.

The project will include bus shelters, concrete sidewalks, curbing, handicapped ramps, benches, street trees and bike racks. There will be an emphasis on sustainability in the design of the streetscape. The scope of the Project also includes an evaluation of the existing bike route on South Franklin Street, Artopee Way, Cedar Street, and Church Street. The Project will receive input from the business owners, residents, Village Board members and other stakeholders through the Steering Committee and Public Workshops.

As of April 29, 2020 the Village of Nyack has received final approval on the construction plans from the NYSDOT.  The project has gone out to bid on May 15, 2020 and responses are due back and scheduled to be opened on June 17, 2020 at 11:30am.

The goals and objectives for the project are as follows:

  • Provide pedestrian friendly and safe sidewalks and crossings
  • Enhancement of the business corridor
  • “Center piecing” of the major intersections
  • Softening of the streetscape to a more aesthetically pleasing with uniform features, providing sustainable features as applicable, and where possible improve rainwater runoff treatment and conveyance.
  • Evaluate and provide or enhance the existing benches, landscaping, bus shelters
  • Provide additional accommodations for bicyclists
  • Increased traffic flow with parking considerations