June 1, 2016

Making way for a better Columbia Turnpike

Weathervane restaurant demolished in East Greenbush
By Eric Anderson Updated 8:45 pm, Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Columbia Turnpike has long been East Greenbush's "main street," Conway said. But traffic in recent years has been drawn away by nearby Interstate 90.

The town plans to announce a package of incentives for Columbia Turnpike, and also will step up enforcement of existing codes addressing issues ranging from signs to abandoned vehicles.

It's also seeking grants to install sidewalks along the road, and Conway said the town will "do a lot of landscaping" at the water treatment facility on the town's western edge to make a more attractive entry.

Wednesday's demolition of the derelict restaurant building "signals the end of the decline of Columbia Turnpike," Conway said.

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