Mayor Kathy Sheehan said the money is another “shot in the arm” for the Skyway. “It signals again that the governor has a very strong commitment to this project and to this city,” she said.
The planned Albany Skyway will get another $5 million from the state as part of a multi-million-dollar infusion of funds to Capital Region transportation efforts.
The Skyway grant is part of $27 million announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday for the region and is the largest allocation of 11 projects getting local funds. The linear park project will repurpose an underused I-787 exit ramp to connect Clinton Square to Albany’s waterfront, and already received $3.1 million in state funds last year through the Department of Transportation to get the conversion started and the walkway open.