Albany Skyway now open
The Albany Skyway, an elevated, linear park connecting downtown Albany to the Hudson River, is now open for all to enjoy. The Downtown entrance can be found at Broadway and Clinton Avenue.
The Skyway project permanently closed the underused Clinton Avenue ramp, which travels underneath Interstate 787 and links Quay Street near the Corning Preserve to Broadway and Clinton Avenue at Quackenbush Square. The ramp was repurposed as a landscaped, multi-use park for pedestrians and bicyclists that will provide safe, non-motorized access to the Hudson River and the Corning Riverfront Park from downtown Albany and such neighborhoods as Arbor Hill, Sheridan Hollow and the Warehouse District. The approximately half-mile-long Skyway is fully accessible and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Skyway also features pedestrian lighting, seating and planters along the path and a shade structure near the Broadway entrance. Amphitheater-style seating provides a restful setting with a view of the Hudson River.
Directions to the Skyway:
Visitors can reach the Skyway directly from Broadway in Albany, or from the Corning Riverfront Preserve parking lot adjacent to the Hudson River. To reach the Corning Riverfront Preserve parking lot:
From Broadway in downtown Albany: Follow Broadway to its connection with Frontage Road. Travel underneath I-787 to reach Quay Street. Turn left onto Quay Street and follow to the parking lot for the Corning Riverfront.
From northbound I-787: Take Exit 4. Follow the exit ramp and stay to the right for Quay Street. Follow Quay Street to the parking lot for the Corning Riverfront.
From southbound I-787: Take Exit 4B. Turn left onto Broadway. Follow directions above for Broadway in downtown Albany.