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Dozens turn out to hear about proposed Route 17 third lane

Dozens turn out to hear about proposed Route 17 third lane

WALLKILL TOWN If all proceeds as planned, Route 17 might have a third lane in each direction by 2029–2030.

At two public sessions on Wednesday in the Town of Wallkill, representatives from the State Transportation Department and their consultants provided an explanation of the procedure.

According to DOT project manager Mark Kruk, the environmental procedure has only just started.

With early design, we are only getting warmed up. He stated that we want to draft a notice of intent to be submitted to the Federal Highway Administration this spring. By the end of 2025, a draft environmental impact statement might be finished.

The idea of constructing a third lane from Woodbury to the Monticello region is not favored by everyone.

Orange Environment’s founder, Mike Edelstein, is worried about the effects of climate change.

We are experiencing unusually high levels of flooding due to the wet weather. He remarked, “How do we improve our secondary roads to ensure that we have mobility outside of the 17 corridor?”

On Wednesday, locals looked over enormous displays of the work plan.


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