Pedestrian path coming to Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge
Construction is currently underway for a four-foot wide pedestrian path on the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. Completion is scheduled for early this fall.
The path, which will be open from dawn to dusk, is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Trail Project linking trailways from Buffalo to Albany and NYC with a continuous 750-mile route, the longest multi-use state trail in the country.
The Kingston-Rhinecliff pedestrian path will be separated from traffic with a three-foot high jersey barrier. Bicyclists will still be required to use the shoulder of the road, according to Gov. Cuomo’s office. The speed limit on the bridge will be lowered from 40 to 35 miles per hour.
A pedestrian crosswalk will also be installed at the intersection of Route 199 and River Road, with parking lots to be located on both sides of the bridge.