Busy Market Street in Poughkeepsie gets much-needed facelift

One of Dutchess County's busiest streets is getting a much-needed facelift as road work kicked off Tuesday.
Businesses along Market Street in the City of Poughkeepsie say they have no problem saying goodbye to the pothole-ridden street.
From start to finish, city officials tell News 12 that the project’s total cost is a little more than $87,000.
The city says it is also happy this project is coming to fruition. "This is a substantial project that will make a noticeable difference to city of Poughkeepsie residents and to so many other people who use historic Market Street to get to and from where they are going in the city. Such a prominent street deserves to look its best, and we are looking forward to completing this project for the community,” says John Penney, director of community engagement for Poughkeepsie.
The new and improved Market Street should be making its debut next week. If you're visiting the area, city officials tell News 12 that parking on the street is prohibited for the rest of the week.