Assemblymember Barrett Announces Pedestrian Safety and ADA Accessibility Enhancements for Hudson

February 6, 2020

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia) announced that the city of Hudson received approval to begin a project that will help improve pedestrian safety and accessibility. Hudson was awarded a $100,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation (DOT) for the installation of new solar-powered crosswalk signals, which enhances the walkability of the community.

“Any Hudson resident will tell you that the best way to explore the city’s historic architecture, distinctive shops and enticing eateries is a leisurely stroll,” said Barrett. “This grant will help make Hudson more pedestrian-friendly and ADA-accessible, ensuring more people can safely experience its vibrant culture. I’m grateful to the DOT for their investment in our city and to Alderman Dominic Merante for his leadership on this initiative.”

Assemblymember Barrett’s office was instrumental in securing this state funding for the project. The DOT grant is anticipated to fund the installation of 16 crosswalk signals across eight road crossings in the city. The signals will provide safe passage for pedestrians at some of Hudson’s most dangerous crossings. With the addition of the Empire State Trail, the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, and other improvements coming to Hudson, these signals will only add to the positive developments the city is undergoing.

“Great news!” said Hudson 5th Ward Alderman Dominic Merante. “This initiative brings us one step closer toward making Hudson accessible and safer for residents, and visitors to our wonderful city. I want to thank Assembly Member Barrett for her continuous support in moving the city forward both with ADA compliance and pedestrian safety.”