Petition For Route 9A Safety Improvement Study

SEN. David Carlucci

February 15, 2020

Route 9A is a frequently traveled by Hudson Valley residents. Heavily trafficked sections of Route 9A, such as the stretch between Briarcliff and Ossining, sees more than 40,000 vehicles every day. 

Motor vehicle accidents have become exceedingly common along this stretch. 120 traffic accidents occurred in 2018, which on average about one every three days.

These accidents are primarily the result of outdated, unsafe infrastructure that is nearly ninety years old. 

The dated infrastructure is ill-equipped to accommodate large commercial vehicles, with narrow shoulders, low-clearance underpasses, and general design deficiencies which pose a significant risk to motorists.

By signing this petition, you support my bill (S.7554) prompting the Department of Transportation to study, at minimum, the costs of new guardrail installations, underpass renovations, and the impact of such improvements on local traffic patterns and the environment. 

This bill will also require the Department of Transportation to report their findings to the Governor and the legislature.
 
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