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Albany Skyway Project

Albany Skyway rendering by Stantec

In 2018, the city of Albany was given more than $3 million in state funding to turn a lightly traveled interstate ramp into an elevated park giving pedestrians and bicyclists access to the Hudson River. Here's an update on the Albany Skyway.

Albany Skyway rendering by Stantec

Construction on a long-planned elevated park in Albany will begin this month. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the Albany Skyway project will transform an underused ramp off Interstate 787 into an aerial park. Construction is expected to be done by the end of the year.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan delivered her 2021 State of the City address virtually.
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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan delivered her State of the City address Monday evening.

New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul at Cap Rep.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A project to renovate a section of downtown Albany home to two theaters is continuing.

Assemblywoman Pat Fahy, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Assemblyman John McDonald.
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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in downtown Albany Thursday to announce the city won a $10 million state grant to redevelop the area downtown near the Palace Theatre.

Another Albany Skyway brainstorming session is scheduled for tonight.

Road work sign
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Spring is here and that means construction season is upon us. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas takes a look at some of the projects around the city of Albany.


An open house to present the findings of the I-787/Hudson Waterfront Corridor Study will be held tonight in Albany. 

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Advocates say plans to create an elevated park connecting downtown Albany to the riverfront would alter the cityscape, giving an economic boost to three areas undergoing revitalization.