Village of Rhinebeck awarded Community Block Grant funding

Mayor Jim Reardon announced today that the Village of Rhinebeck has been notified by Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro that they have received final funding approval in the amount of $49,000 for the construction of two additional handicapped accessible crosswalks in the downtown business district. Reardon states “over the last several years we have been making a concentrated effort to improve the walk ability of our village and provide for pedestrian safety. This funding will significantly
help us in our endeavors. These crosswalks which are to be located on state highways Route 9 (Mill Street by M&T Bank ) and Route 308 (West Market Street by Garden Street) need to meet certain criteria from an engineering standpoint, and as it relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Without this funding it would not be possible for the Village to undertake this project at this time due to economic factors”.  Construction is expected to take place this fall. In closing Reardon says ‘I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to County Executive Molinaro and the Advisory Committee for recognizing the importance of this project and selecting Rhinebeck
as a recipient for this funding”.


  1. Congrats to the Village of Rhinebeck on their Community Block Grant award. These funds are very difficult to secure & they should be very proud of the work they did to get this assistance. A safer village center benefits everybody! Thanks Village Board!

  2. This is good news, but unfortunately most drivers do not stop when they see pedestrians waiting or beginning to cross. Simply having crosswalks, doesn’t make for a safer village. How about consequences for drivers who don’t stop/put pedestrians’ lives at risk?

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