If living the Route 17 detour’s got you down, take heart in the knowledge that you’re not alone in your rising sense of frustration.
To reduce the friction of construction-related traffic, we’ll be reporting the times and places where lane closures are scheduled to occur on a weekly basis, as indicated by 511 New York.
Developed as a one-stop service for travelers, 511 New York’s information is provided by the state’s transportation agencies.
Here’s what we know about Route 17 construction for Sept. 16 through Sept. 20:
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 southbound (Harriman)
· From 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. there will be various lane closures around the eastbound ramp to I-87 southbound (Woodbury)
On the westbound side:
· From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be right shoulder closures around the ramp from I-87 northbound (Woodbury)
· 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)
· From 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. there will be left lane closures around the ramp from I-87 southbound (Harriman)
Now, take a minute and take our survey for your chance to sound off about what you do when traffic grinds to a halt.
We’ll publish some of your answers in upcoming weeks.
In the first week of our survey, the majority of readers – 50 percent – reported sitting in traffic for 15-30 minutes, followed by 33 percent, who said they weren’t moving for 30-45 minutes. Only 16 percent reported sitting in traffic for less than 15 minutes.
Listening to music seemed to be the therapy of choice for most, although one survey respondent said they employ a somewhat different strategy.
Hailing from Goshen, where Legoland construction is fully underway, the individual said they “Curse our local and state leaders that let this mess happen, even after being warned.”
Tell us how you really feel!