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Poughkeepsie City Center Connectivity Project

Posted on: October 6, 2016

“Market Street Connect” – October 7, 2016

On October 7th, the City of Poughkeepsie will use temporary materials to test ideas for making Market Street a “Complete Street” – a street designed for everyone, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.

Dubbed Market Street Connect, the temporary pilot project will allow the City and its residents, businesses and partner agencies to test and gather feedback on design changes that will help turn Market Street into a greater asset for the downtown.

City staff and volunteers will be on Market Street all day working on the project.

  • 4:00 PM at the intersection of Market St. and Main St:
    An INSIDE LOOK at Market Street Connect with Mayor Rolison in conjunction with First Friday.


October 7, 2016 – FROM 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM

CLOSED: The west lane (far left lane) of Market Street between Church Street and Mill Street.

  • The middle lane and east lane (far right lane) will continue to be open north bound
  • Traffic cones will be used to mark the lane closure
  • Access to off-street parking facilities will not be impacted
  • Normal traffic conditions resuming on Saturday, October 8, 2016

Get Involved: October 7th

Volunteer: Help us build the project with temporary materials. Contact Paul Hesse to sign up
Provide Your Input: Visit us on Market Street to experience the transformation and provide your input.
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Market Street Connect Survey

Market Street Connect will examine ideas for transforming the street into a Complete Street as a demonstration project, starting with the temporary programming and creation of new public spaces in the right-of-way. By temporarily converting travel lanes into more public space, the City of Poughkeepsie hopes to demonstrate how art and engaging programming could be part of Market Street’s future.

Market Street Connect is a multi-phase effort that aims to transform the heart of the community through a catalytic project. As part of this effort, the questions below will better inform us on how to make Downtown Poughkeepsie a more vibrant and connected place! This should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for participating!

Market Street Connect Survey

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