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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • City to seek public input on East Pulteney Street project

  • City of Corning officials will hold a public meeting Wednesday to gather input on the East Pulteney Street pedestrian safety project. The meeting is set for 7-9 p.m. in the second floor conference room at Three Rivers Development Corp., 114 Pine St., Corning.
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  • City of Corning officials will hold a public meeting Wednesday to gather input on the East Pulteney Street pedestrian safety project.
    The meeting is set for 7-9 p.m. in the second floor conference room at Three Rivers Development Corp., 114 Pine St., Corning.
    The meeting will be hosted by Steve Dennis, the city’s director of planning and economic development.
    The city plans to redesign a .4-mile section of East Pulteney Street near the Centerway intersection to improve safety. Plans call for changes to driving lanes as well as the installation of signage, raised medians and landscaping.
    The area is between the Corning Museum of Glass and the museum’s main parking lot, and the majority of tourists who visit cross Pulteney Street there.
    The museum will open a $64 million expansion in March 2015.
    The city and its design firm, Hunt Engineers, are working with the state Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration on the $600,000 project. The city got $480,000 in federal funding through the state DOT. Corning Enterprises, the economic development arm of Corning Inc., is covering the $120,000 local share.
    “The purpose of the meeting is to obtain comments on the proposed project from individuals, groups, and local agencies,” the city said in a press release.
    “The city is specifically soliciting comments on the development of alternates for the project and comments on the project’s social, economic and environmental effects.”
    The planning and review process for the East Pulteney Street project is ongoing. City officials had initially hoped to begin construction this year, but work may not begin until the 2015 construction season.

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