The Poughkeepsie 9.44.55 study, completed in March 2022, is our detailed look at how the Route 9 Interchange and Route 44/55 Arterials in Poughkeepsie might be redesigned to make them safer, more reliable, and better integrated with nearby neighborhoods.
We consider the conclusion of this study as the beginning of an ongoing conversation with the city, town, county, and state, and the many people who use the Interchange and Arterials every day. The results of the study will inform ongoing coordination efforts and be used to leverage future funding opportunities.
The study area extended from the Mid-Hudson Bridge and along the Route 44/55 Arterials to Burnett Boulevard in the Town of Poughkeepsie, as well as along Route 9 from Columbia Street to Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. The study was split into two separate but interconnected Interchange and Arterial phases.
The study included extensive public outreach, including an online interactive mapping tool and a series of in-person events in Poughkeepsie such as a First Friday celebration, an Open House at a local art gallery, and a National Night Out event. We also held two virtual public meetings during the study: one for the Interchange and one for the Arterials.
We established an Advisory Committee to help guide this initiative, which included members from the DCTC, New York State Department of Transportation, New York State Bridge Authority, Dutchess County, and the City and Town of Poughkeepsie. The Advisory Committee was supported by a consultant team that managed public outreach, gathered data, and developed final design concepts.
We want to hear from you! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the study and next steps.