Archive for the ‘shared use path’ Category

Take S. Franklin St. Extension to South Nyack

Welcome to Exit 10, whose new configuration directs motorists to turn right on Hillside Avenue/Route 9W northbound. They continue to either the S. Franklin Street Extension into South Nyack or north to their destinations.

Photos of the new configuration at Exit 10 are courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority.

At least one lane northbound from Tarrytown to Exit 10 will be closed next week from Tuesday to Friday, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., so crews can work on the roadway. See press release for details.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Exit 10: South Nyack will be via Route 9W North

Your guess is as good as mine why the bottom and lower right corner of this page are blank. Maybe to emphasize where motorists exiting the Thruway at Exit 10 in South Nyack will have to drive to reach the village.

The area outlined in yellow had uneven road bumps and cracks. /©1999-2005 by N. W. Perry.

See the red X? Remember how you complained about the congestion with traffic from 9W South? And the road bumps and crevices?

Good news. Starting this week per a recent press release, you’ll have an extra turn in the other direction only to drive north, then east, and wind up at the same location as before. how many minutes will it add to your commute home?

At least one lane northbound from Tarrytown to Exit 10 will be closed from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., so crews can work on the roadway.

I’m curious about the new configuration, and I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Construction Continues; Demolition a Possibility

Here’s a look at the new bridge’s shared use path that will curve to meet the Westchester landing. Photos courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority.

You may or may not be able to see where the path meets the landing (above). However, you can see one of the scenic overlooks near Rockland taking shape.

And here’s a river view of an overlook on the westbound span near Westchester.

If you enlarge the above photo, then you’ll see the section of the old bridge, whose faulty joint postponed the opening of the new bridge’s eastbound span, behind it.

An article dated Dec. 6, 2018, in The Wall Street Journal said, “Contractors are considering using explosives to bring down a damaged section of the old Tappan Zee Bridge in a controlled demolition, according to a federal official.”

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2018

Hanukkah symbolized in LED Lighting Display

The bridge was lit up for Hanukkah; the weather cast an eeriness across the stay cables in the above photo, courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority. This year as others, I opened our electric menorah and began turning bulbs, one night at a time. Passersby and people glancing out of their windows could see our menorah and five lit candles through the blinds.

We first saw that lighting this time last year. I wonder what it will be like walking or bicycling across the shared use path at night with those lights ablaze.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2018

The Little Yellow Line next to the Esposito Trail

Had to see the trail for myself after reading posts and viewing pictures. I wasn’t prepared for my reaction and got teary as I stood on the corner while cars passed or turned around me. It looked barren and sad; no solace that signs pointing to a detour were posted.

The yellow line that was part of a parking concept a few years ago resulted in the destruction of nature and a path I liked to walk on occasion. I still don’t know why the bridge’s path had to enter a neighborhood. Why couldn’t it continue to the parking lot and connect from there with another route?

The little yellow line next to the Esposito Trail is coming and is the reality above.

“We want to ensure that the concept chosen will be the best for our residents and will eliminate parking from our streets while allowing for economic development,” Christian told the Rockland County Times Wednesday (from my 2015 article).

Relief that the SUP terminus was moved from the corner of Cornelison Avenue and South Broadway resulted in construction next to the Esposito Trail, where crews will build the share used path spur.

I saw the above flowers growing to the left of the closed trail entrance and hope they weren’t uprooted. Nature is resilient and will bloom again in the spring. The bridge will not solve congestion from Port Chester to Suffern; it balloons onto the Sprain Brook Parkway’s exit lane as cars trying to merge onto I-287 are jockeying with cars that want to take Exit 2.

The new bridge has safety features and extra lanes; however, there have been numerous accidents and traffic jams during its short life. Did the extra lanes help? How will the traffic be resolved by adding bicycles lanes along Rockland and Westchester roads? Please don’t take more lanes from already congested routes.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2018

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