2021 National Conference Going Virtual Pocono Mountains PA

"The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship."

ASHE 2021 National Conference

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May 25 - May 27, 2021

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Session 3, Track 1

One Corridor, Two Projects, A Common Vision: A review of the Empire State Trail

The Henry W. Dubois Drive corridor has become a critical connection in the New York Hudson Valley of the 750-mile Empire State Trail. Linking the Wallkill Valley Rail trail to the west and the Hudson Valley Rail Trail to the east, this section of road was the last on-road piece of the Empire State Trail between NYC and Kingston, NY. It has rolling terrain, is heavily vegetated, and yet, experiences large volumes of pedestrians and bicyclists on a roadway that is approximately 22 feet wide. The presentation will provide a brief project history and review design criteria challenges, address roadway deficiencies and the solutions developed to address stakeholder desires while meeting the technical demands of the roadway that reflects the design intent of the world-class Empire State Trail.

Kristie Di Cocco, PE; Alta Planning + Design, Inc - Troy, NY   linked-in

Kristie is an experienced transportation engineer with a vast portfolio. She excels at bringing projects from scoping to construction with her focus being on creating construction documents that reflect the available budget and desires of the community. Her experience includes the design for pedestrian and bicycle accommodations, roadway rehabilitation, and roundabout design. While her projects are varied, her passion for creating spaces for all transportation users has led her to specialize in trail design, Complete Streets, and the public involvement often needed to bring these important projects towards construction.

Lindsay Zefting, PE; Alta Planning + Design, Inc - Troy, NY   linked-in

Lindsay brings both planning and engineering experience to the team. Her areas of expertise include route selection, economic benefits analysis, environmental assessments, ADA compliance and safety measures, and project evaluation. She has employed her skills in a wide variety of projects, from blueway trail planning to greenway design and construction. The integration of engineering and planning experience allows her to consider broader planning visions and innovative concepts while remaining focused on the details for successful implementation.Lindsay Zefting, PE