The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting from 5 to 8 tonight at the Cornelius Duggan Elementary School to present the findings of the Route 17B Corridor Planning Study and gather comments about it and the needs of the corridor.
A formal presentation will also be held at 6 p.m.
The Route 17B Corridor Study was initiated by the DOT to address capacity and safety concerns along a 15 mile segment of 17B from Fosterdale in the Town of Cochecton to the Village of Monticello, through the towns of Cochecton, Bethel, and Thompson.
The primary goals of the study are to identify potential transportation improvements that would maximize the safety and efficiency of the highway and preserve safe and efficient traffic operations as development continues throughout the next 20 years.
The Cornelius Duggan Elementary School is located on Route 55 in White Lake. The presentation will highlight improvements and suggested strategies for future development outlined in the study.
Members of the community, who are unable to attend, but would like to comment on the project or who have questions, may contact the Project Manager, John Fitzgerald, by mail at NYSDOT Region 9 Planning Office, 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton, Room 1401, New York, 13901; by telephone at (607)721-8575; or by email at [email protected].