New Albany Skyway Opens, Here’s What it Looks Like
A plan that came together about six years ago was made into a reality today in Downtown Albany.
Friday was the official opening of the Albany Skyway, a pedestrian walkway that runs from the Warehouse District to Hudson Riverfront. It also provides easier access to the Mohawk Hudson Bike Trail.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, in which Governor Hochul was on hand for:
This is the skyway to the future. This is the future of how we’ll use infrastructure dollars going forward. With intentionality of not just fixing roads and bridges and doing basic work.
The new walkway takes the place of what was the 787 northbound ramp to Quay Street. Construction began back in 2021. Here's one of the last videos taken before work got underway last April.
And a quick look at what it looks like when traveling on foot.
There is still work to be done, including the installation of more lightning fixtures along the walk or those using the Skyway in the evening hours.
Seating areas and benches are also expected to be set up along the walkway. In the meantime, the Skyway is officially open to the public.
More trees and greenery are also planned for the site. Governor Hochul helped get the grounds ready on Friday.
Underneath, lights and artwork highlight the new walkway.