Doing our part to help quell road rage, we’re letting you know the times and places where lane closures are scheduled to occur on a weekly basis, as reported by 511 New York.
The information is provided by the state’s transportation agencies.
Here’s what we know about Route 17 construction from Oct. 14 to Oct. 18:
On the eastbound side:
· From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. there will be various lane closures between Exit 125 - South Street; NY 17M (Goshen) and Exit 126 - NY 94 (Orange).
· From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be various lane closures around the eastbound ramp to I-87 S/B (Harriman).
· From 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. there will be various lane closures around the eastbound ramp to I-87 S/B (Woodbury).
On the westbound side:
· From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be left shoulder closures around the westbound ramp from I-87 S/B (Harriman).
· From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. there will be various lane closures between Exit 126 - NY 94 (Orange) and Exit 124 - NY 17A; Ramp (Goshen).
Additionally, from Tuesday, Oct. 15, to Thursday, Oct. 17, there will be left lane closures on both sides of Route 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Exit 129 - Museum Village Road (Blooming Grove) and Exit 130 - NY 208 (Monroe).
Now that you’ve got your itinerary, take our survey and tell us about your Route 17 experience.
We’ll publish some of your answers in upcoming weeks.
Much like the fall leaves, readers’ answers seem to be getting more colorful as the weeks go by.
Last week, an overwhelming 83 percent of our survey respondents were stuck in traffic for up to 15 minutes, while 17 percent reported remaining stationary for 30 to 45 minutes.
The majority did not pass the time well.
“Get angry since I'm getting late for work,” “Fume,” and “Curse Legoland and our corrupt county executive” were a few of the less-than-thrilled responses.
A couple of participants tried to see the silver lining or turn a negative into a positive.
One person said they "use the time to be thankful for the family I have waiting for me at home,” while another said they "pray the rosary so I won't go postal.”
Most were not hopeful about any type of useful detour, with one person pinning the blame for the lack of a hidden way around the construction squarely on Google Maps.
The one person who shared a detour with us said they try 17M westbound, through Monroe, to get to Woodbury.
“It has taken me upwards of three hours to get to work on some days,” the person said. “Will Legoland or the state planning office reimburse the lost pay?”
All of the readers participating in our survey this past week said they are from Goshen.
So grab your pumpkin spice whatever, get a little colorful, and tell us how you really feel!