Living the detour: A reader-driven series exploring Route 17 construction traffic experiences

Goshen. What do you do when traffic grinds to a halt?

Goshen /
Sep 11 2019 | 03:47 PM

Anyone who travels Route 17 regularly knows that these days they’re living the detour.

With the construction around Woodbury Common Premium Outlets at one end, and Legoland New York at the other, people have had to reschedule and reroute their lives to get around whatever traffic nightmares await them on their morning and evening commutes.

What do you do when traffic grinds to a halt on Route 17?

Molly Colgan, of Goshen, says she eats breakfast or puts on makeup. What about you? What podcast or other activity prevents road rage from taking the wheel? We’ll publish some of your answers in upcoming weeks.

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And, if you have a secret back road detour you’re willing to share, please do.

Here’s what we know about Route 17 construction for Monday, Sept. 9, through Friday, Sept. 13:

511 New York is reporting that roadwork on the westbound side between Exit 126-NY 94 (Orange) and Exit 124-NY 17A ramp (Goshen) is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, with various lane closures expected.

Developed as a one-stop service for travelers, 511 New York’s information is provided by the state’s transportation agencies.