EDITORIAL: Exit 4C plan could boost college, city

July 19, 2022


Sometimes, a stretch of road can act as much like a wall as if it was standing on its edge.

That’s the case with Washington Avenue in Schenectady as Route 1-890 empties onto it from Exit 4C. The exit is one of only two exits for traffic coming into the city from the south, especially those coming to the city via the Thruway.

As more motorists use the exit ramp to get onto Washington Avenue and into the city, that small stretch of road in front of SUNY Schenectady has become a physical and metaphoric wall.

It’s become a physical wall because it prevents the college from expanding eastward toward the heart of the city.

To read the complete editorial on The Daily Gazette’s website, click here.

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