Sagamore Parkway was in the news last week as the city announced plans to repave the road from the railroad tracks north of South Street south to McCarty Lane. However, this is just a temporary patch job before a major construction project starts in the next couple of years which will span from just north of Greenbush Street all the way to Main Street.
I recently stumbled across a website run by BF&S, the civil engineering contractors responsible for the rebuild. Beyond just rebuilding the road itself, the plans call for turning Sagamore into a ‘complete street’ with facilities for pedestrians, bicycles, and busses. The planned upgrades include:
- A multi-use trail
- New drainage
- New traffic lights and signal timing
BF&S also created an nice animation showing what all these upgrades would look like.
What do you think of the plans? Not enough? Just right? Too costly? If you have a comment, contact the engineers on their website.