Potsdam foot bridge?
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:52 am

Will there be an open design competition for a covered pedestrian bridge over Main Street in Potsdam which, because of a proposed roundabout, will be needed to replace the high volume pedestrian crossing from the Clarkson Inn and village parking lots on the south side of Main Street, to the theater on the north side and the nearby restaurant district on Market Street? If you are not familiar with this area, pedestrian crossing lines are painted on the Main Street pavement and pedestrians may enter this crossing at any time without giving warning and traffic must stop. Pedestrian crossing signal lights are not installed at this location to provide early warning for motorists. The Potsdam Police have vigorously enforced violations by motorists. A roundabout will require elimination of this pedestrian crossing at street level.