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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Mayor Sheehan Announces Suspension of Timed Parking Restrictions in Washington Park During Lark St.

ALBANY, NY– Mayor Kathy Sheehan has announced that the City of Albany has lifted timed parking restrictions in Washington Park beginning Monday at 5:00 PM indefinitely as a result of the ongoing Lark Street Infrastructure Project.

Vehicle operators are reminded that quality of life, safety, and emergency violations such as blocking hydrants, crosswalks, and "no parking" zones will continue to be enforced in Washington Park and across the City of Albany.


Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Commissioner Sergio Panunzio have announced the commencement of a $3.3 million investment to revitalize the Lark Street Streetscape between Madison Avenue and Washington Avenue beginning Monday, July 31. This project is anticipated to be completed in late Fall 2023. 

On Monday, July 31, the City’s contractors began equipment mobilization, installation of work zone signage, and surveying. Physical construction began today, Monday, August 7 with reconstruction of the three cobblestone intersections at State Street, Hudson Avenue, and Lancaster Street. 

Improvements to the Lark Street Streetscape will include: 

·         Restoration of the pavement (Mill and Fill) 
·         Removal of cobblestone intersections 
·         Addition of stamped asphalt strips for traffic calming 
·         Restoration of ADA ramps & installation of detectable pedestrian warnings 
·         Replacement of Curb Ramps and Sidewalks as necessary 
·         Incorporate sidewalk extensions (also known as bumpouts) at certain intersections to improve pedestrian safety and slow down vehicle traffic  
·         Install high-visibility crosswalks 
·         Replacement and planting of new trees 
·         Addition of strings lights across Lark Street 
·         Installation new park benches, bike racks and trash receptacles 

Lean more about the Lark Street Infrastructure Project here.


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