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Two-Way Traffic Pattern, New Signals Proposed For Busy New Rochelle Streets

There may soon be radical changes to traffic patterns in New Rochelle.
There may soon be radical changes to traffic patterns in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Nelson/Nygaard and AKRF

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Local officials in New Rochelle are seeking the public’s opinion as they continue converting two of their most prominent roadways from one-way to two-way operation.

A public hearing has been announced to present the project and solicit comments from the community following the proposal to convert Main Street and Huguenot Street to “create a safer, more pedestrian friendly downtown area.”

According to officials, as part of the project, they’re planning to design improvements to traffic signal equipment on those two roads, with the project potentially replacing existing mast arms, span wiring, controllers, signal heads, and improving pedestrian facilities within the project limits. The proposal also calls for ADA compliant concrete sidewalks, curbing and handicapped accessible ramps.

“The purpose of this meeting is to obtain comments on the proposed project from individuals, groups, officials, and local agencies. The City is specifically soliciting comments on the conversion of Main Street and Huguenot Street to two-way operation between Pintard Avenue and Pratt Street,” officials noted.

“This public informational meeting is part of the continuing efforts by the City of New  Rochelle, the New York State Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration to encourage public input into the development of transportation projects under the NEPA process.”

The meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14 at City Hall. Local officials are expected to be joined by members of Lochner Engineering, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, who each play a role in the project.

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