Albany Skyway construction to begin in March | Downtown Albany

Albany Skyway construction to begin in March

Albany Skyway construction to begin in March

Elevated park slated to open by end of 2021

Governor Cuomo announced in mid-March that construction on the Albany Skyway, the region's first elevated park, will begin this month and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021. 

Connecting Downtown to the Corning Preserve, the approximately half mile long Skyway will run underneath 787 and be a landscaped multi-use elevated park for pedestrians and bicyclists that's fully accessible and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Representing $13 million in investment, the project will transform an underutilized Clinton Avenue ramp off northbound Interstate 787 and Quay Street into the Skyway and, when completed, the Albany Skyway will expand recreational and retail opportunities in the City of Albany and provide a new, safe way for pedestrians and cyclists to reach the Corning Riverfront Park and the Mohawk Hudson Hike Bike Trail - which is part of the Empire State Trail - along the Hudson River waterfront. The New York State Department of Transportation will oversee construction of the park. 

Read the full announcement here.