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Arlington Main Street Redesign Initiative

The Arlington Main Street Redesign Initiative builds upon the recommendations in our 2017 Arlington Town Center Pedestrian Plan for the Town of Poughkeepsie. That plan identified potential improvements to Main Street (also known as County Route 114) that would enhance its walkability, help calm traffic, and improve its appearance. With this new follow-up effort, we intend to create a detailed, conceptual design for Main Street from Grand to Taft Ave. This initiative will also identify the issues, costs, and actions necessary to make the corridor a Complete Street – a facility that promotes safe, comfortable, and convenient travel for people of all ages and abilities, regardless of how they travel. Upon completion, we will have developed a consensus vision for the future design of Main Street, better positioning the Town and County to pursue federal and state funding for implementation.

Study Area

This planning initiative focuses on the Main Street corridor from Grand Ave. to Taft Ave./Fairmont Ave. in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Please see our study area map (.pdf) for details.

Public Outreach & Survey

This initiative includes an extensive public outreach component that began with an online survey and a series of pop-up events at community events such as the annual Arlington Street Fair. The project team has also interviewed key stakeholders in the study corridor and will hold additional public outreach events during the planning process. These activities will help us learn about the challenges and opportunities on Main Street, and afford the community an opportunity to help develop solutions to make the corridor safer and more functional.  

Advisory Committee

We have established an Advisory Committee to guide this initiative, which includes members from the Transportation Council, County Department of Public Works, Town Board, Town Planning Department and Planning Board, and the Arlington Business Improvement District. The Advisory Committee is supported by a consultant team that will manage public outreach, gather data, and develop a final design concept.

Interim Reports (all files .pdf)
Draft Existing Conditions Report (03/12/20) 

Meeting Materials (all files .pdf) 
Advisory Committee Meeting #1 (07/10/19): Meeting Summary; Meeting Presentation
Advisory Committee Meeting #2 (11/19/19): Meeting Presentation

How to Contact Us

We want to hear from you! Please contact us at dctc@dutchessny.gov with any questions or comments about this exciting project.