By Charlie Specht
New plans for the Robert Moses Parkway, announced this afternoon, are sure to be viewed as both complicated and controversial.
For those interested in all the details of the plans -- and for those on each side of the argument -- I have posted links to all three of the proposed designs below.
Keep in mind that all three designs include some common elements like removal of the parkway between Main Street and Findlay Drive, the redesign of Whirlpool Street as a park-like road, and a new multi-use pedestrian trail that ties into surrounding streets.
State officials they will get started on those elements even as the other details -- the future of the parkway north to Lewiston and to state parks along the way -- are figured out.
After another round of public comment, these three designs (of the original six) will eventually be whittled down to one (designs 1, 2 and 5 have been eliminated):
Design 3: Two-lane park road to Lewiston ($52 million)
Design 4: Parkway removed at Power Project ($49 million)
Design 6: Full parkway removal to Lewiston ($33 million)
Comments on the designs should be emailed to [email protected]
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