About the Study

The I-787/Hudson Waterfront Corridor Study is an integrated transportation and land use planning effort in the City of Albany, the City of Watervliet, the Village of Menands and the Town of Colonie in Albany County, New York. The study objectives are to identify short and long term strategies to:
  • Improve access to the Hudson River
  • Support waterfront revitalization and economic development opportunities
  • Integrate concepts from previous studies and fresh ideas through an involved stakeholder process
  • Support multi-modal transportation objectives (pedestrian, bicycle, transit, motor vehicle, truck, etc.)
  • Guide future planning
  • Improve transportation, community, and environmental compatibility
  • Account for life-cycle costs of roads and bridges
  • Explore potential reductions in infrastructure maintenance costs over time

Study Area

The study area is bounded on the north by Watervliet (I-787 Exit 9), on the south by the Port of Albany (I-787 Exit 2), on the east by the Hudson River and on the west by Route 32 (Broadway) as shown by the red line on the map below.


Due to numerous delays, the project schedule has been updated as follows:

Public Workshops – June 2015 (DONE)
Develop and evaluate feasible strategies and options – 2015-2017 (NEARLY COMPLETE)
Public Open House – May/June 2017 (DUE FALL 2017)
Receive public input on recommendations – June/July 2017 (DUE DECEMBER 2017)
Complete Study – August 2017 (DUE FALL 2017/WINTER 2018)

Study Sponsors

The I-787/Hudson Waterfront Corridor Study is sponsored by the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC), the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the City of Albany. Funding assistance is being provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the Transportation, Community, and System Preservation Program.