Route 17

New York will soon begin the next steps for improving Route 17 to accommodate increased traffic through Orange and Sullivan Counties. The state Department of Transportation is moving toward a preliminary review process. Advocates who support the widening of Route 17 welcome the state’s next step.

Courtesy of NYS DOT

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday the start of construction for a $150 million road, transit and economic development hub in the Town of Woodbury in Orange County. The project is expected to relieve major traffic congestion in the area and be completed five years ahead of schedule.

Governor Cuomo Accelerates Woodbury Transit Project

Jan 13, 2017
NYS DOT

Help is on the way sooner than expected for an area in Orange County that can be a traffic nightmare. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, during his Mid-Hudson regional State of the State address this week, announced the acceleration of a transit project in Woodbury.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says a highway that runs through the Hudson Valley should be expanded. He says the expansion is key to accommodating the anticipated increase in traffic with a casino coming to Sullivan County.