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2011 Environmental Excellence Awards

For Excellence in Context Sensitive Solutions

Agencies Awarded:

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT),
Region 10

Project Contributors:

NYSDOT

Regional Design Engineer
Mark Bocamazo

Regional Design, Engineering Staff
Matt Hoffman and Pragna Shah

Regional Design, Landscape Architecture & Environment Staff
Walter Burak
Phyllis Elgut
Sheref Fathi
Erin Maciel
Robb Smith
Gregg Williams

Regional Design,
Public Involvement Staff
Margaret Conklin
Dan Freeman
Janet Mahoney

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.

A photograph of a Route 347 intersection, overlaid with an architectural drawing insert showing the proposed transformation for that intersection
Updated: 12/03/2012
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