The Town of Clifton Park is getting closer to its construction phase of a 0.7-mile, multi-use pathway, known as the Moe Road Multi-Use Path Gap Closure project. This project will improve the pedestrian and bicycle transportation facilities and is designed for ADA compliancy. New curb ramps, new crosswalks and signage will be constructed as part of this project.
Recently, the Town embarked on strategic site preparations including select tree removal only as necessary for the trail retrofit construction. The town is completing its ROW acquisition phase and is proceeding to its construction phase in 2022. The Town conducted its selective tree clearing for the construction corridor, under the supervision of its professional design engineers, and per applicable state and federal regulations.
This capital project involves the design and construction of a new path segment along Crescent Road and Moe Road. The new multi-use pathway route will start at the “current end” of the 2017 Crescent Road Multi-Use Trail, across the street from Okte Elementary School along Crescent Road (Saratoga County Route 92). The current project will continue westerly along the south side of Crescent Road to the intersection with Moe Road, at which point, the trail will bear northerly along the west side of Moe Road to the intersection with Sugarbush Road and a neighborhood trail intersection. At Sugarbush Road there is an east-west compacted stone gravel pathway that flows off-road through the Stony Creek Park District to neighborhoods on both sides of Moe Road as part of a larger, off-road, neighborhood pathway network. The Town of Clifton Park completed the new Crescent Road Multi-Use Trail conducted jointly with the Town of Halfmoon, in 2017, using state funds and local matching funds.
Many residential neighborhoods in the Stony Creek Park District, such as Shirewood, Stoney Creek, Aspenwoods, Countryman Estates, Oakwood Estates, Buttonwood, Berkshire Estates, Autumn Glen, to name a few will be able to utilize this route. Residents and visitors will be linked to the existing Crescent Road Multi-Use Trail and the businesses at the Exit 8 neighborhood commercial area, located just west of Lapp Road and Southbury Road.
Funding for this trails transportation project includes Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funding through New York State (PIN 1760.82). The Town was awarded and will be utilizing an 80% state funding/20% local funding match grant administered through the New York State Department of Transportation. Clifton Park’s project was selected through a competitive process of the TAP-CMAQ program.
The addition of new trail connections along the Moe Road corridor is an implementation of the town’s 1999 Trails Master Plan and public input conducted in the 2000s with public support for a new trail along Moe Road for pedestrians and bicyclists seeking direct transportation routes to destinations such as the Moe Road Trail, Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library, various town parks, Shen Schools and Town Center to the north; and Okte School, and neighborhood commercial businesses and restaurants focused along eastern Crescent Road near Exit 8 of I-87. The Stony Creek Park District manages the off-road pathway network through the neighborhoods located east and west of Moe Road.
For more information, please contact the Town of Clifton Park Planning Department at 518-371-6054.