New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT),
Regional Design Engineer
Regional Design, Engineering Staff
Regional Design, Landscape Architecture & Environment Staff
For Excellence in Context Sensitive Solutions
New York Route 347 Project
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) worked with local stakeholders and members of the public to develop a design for a reconstructed New York Route 347 that addresses the safety and mobility needs of all users while reflecting the character of the communities through which it passes. This consultation resulted in a Vision Plan for the 15-mile corridor, which lies along Long Island's north shore and traverses three distinct municipalities. The New York Route 347 Project will improve safety by reducing the speed limit, making crosswalks shorter and more visible, and providing dedicated rights of way for pedestrians and bicyclists. The project will also enhance transit service by providing bus shelters and adding safe bus turnouts. The New York Route 347 corridor will be transformed into a greenway with separate bicycle and pedestrian paths and several “greenway stops” that will provide bicyclists and pedestrians with a place to rest and enjoy the natural environment surrounding the corridor. NYSDOT and the public expect that the improvements on New York Route 347 will enhance the character of the surrounding communities and will encourage the use of alternative transportation modes, promoting livability and sustainability.