Regional plan association opposes $1B Route 17 improvement project in Orange and Sullivan counties

An independent, nonprofit planning organization opposes plans to improve Route 17 in Orange and Sullivan counties.
The Regional Plan Association challenges the effectiveness of widening roads, citing a report that suggests such measures may worsen congestion and create additional problems.
Despite support from officials and business groups, some argue that the proposed $1 billion project involving 30 miles of the roadway may not be the right solution for the region.