Senators demand widening of Route 17: “This project cannot wait any longer”

News12 Hudson Valley

December 11, 2019

Originally published in News12 Hudson Valley on December 21, 2019.

There are renewed calls today to approve a $500 million roadway expansion project in Orange County. 

Sens. James Skoufis (D) and Jen Metzger (D) joined I-86 project advocates today in Harriman, urging the state to consider expanding Route 17 in the upcoming 5-year capital plan.

Project plans have been in the works for nearly 20 years and would expand both sides of Route 17 by three lanes.