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Regional plan association opposes $1B Route 17 improvement project 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.

News 12 Staff

Jan 24, 2024, 12:44 PM

Updated 174 days ago

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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.


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