Albany, NY (WRGB) — Headway is finally being made in efforts to reimagine Interstate 787 along Albany’s Hudson River waterfront.

The New York State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Parsons Transportation Group of New York to conduct the study, according to a DOT spokesman. This was first reported in the Albany Business Review. The DOT spokesman tells us the study is underway and is expected to cost about $5 million

New York’s Fiscal Year 2023 state budget included an allocation of that amount of money for a study of this kind.

“For decades now Downtown Albany has been cut off from it’s greatest natural resource, the mighty Hudson River,” Assemblywoman Pat Fahy said.

Fahy says getting that $5 million approved was her “greatest local achievement” in last year’s budget. She expects to see some results of the study by the end of this year or early 2024.

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