State to spend $10.7M to redesign highway where teen died

August 7, 2018

COHOES, N.Y. (AP) — Work is set to begin on a nearly $11 million project to improve pedestrian safety along a stretch of an Albany-area highway where a 16-year-old girl was struck and killed two years ago.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the conversion of state Route 787 in the city of Cohoes (kuh-HOHZ’) will begin later this month. The Democrat says the $10.7 million redesign project by the state Department of Transportation is scheduled to be finished by the end of the year.

The project will include updated crosswalks, a landscaped median other features designed to slow down vehicle traffic after it leaves Interstate 787.

Brittany Knight, a 16-year-old Cohoes resident, was killed in June 2016 when she was hit by a vehicle as she crossed the four-lane highway at an intersection.

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