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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

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

Afternoon Traffic continues despite New Bridge

Here’s the view from Westchester Avenue this afternoon near 4 p.m. as traffic was backed beyond Exit 8 on I-287 eastbound. How did the new bridge resolve corridor congestion? This continues to be a familiar site.

It’s an average of 8.6 miles from the exit sign on Westchester Avenue in White Plains to 303 S. Broadway in Tarrytown. Wonder how long it took the drivers to reach the bridge?

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Of all the ongoing work, what saddens me most is the Esposito Trail, closed for two months from Clinton Avenue and South Franklin Street to Village Hall. You’ll have to detour to South Broadway and through Elizabeth Place Park.

Per the project team:

“Additionally, crews will continue drilling and installing piles along Hillside Avenue, necessitating temporary lane closures. Flag persons will keep traffic moving by alternating the directional flow between east and west. Ramp construction will also continue for the new connection between Interchange 10 and Hillside Avenue.”

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2018

Esposito Trail is cleared for New Bridge’s Path

Crews are building a shared use path on the new bridge’s westbound span that has an extension directly into a South Nyack neighborhood, doesn’t connect to the Tarrytown train station and is 3.6 miles with little shade. Above is a photo of the Esposito Trail taken last July, when nature was at its seasonal finest.

Recent photo of the now-barren Esposito Trail in South Nyack taken by Kristy Leader

A new video promoting the path starts at the parking lot and bypasses the Clinton Avenue exit in South Nyack for which trees — lush and green in spring and summer — along the trail were removed from Clinton Avenue and South Franklin Street to Village Hall

Initial work on the path and tree removal began two months ago. To reiterate how I felt last year and still do, it’s hard for me to imagine what it will be like walking the trail, which will remain cinder, once the new path is built.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2018

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