Orange County, NY - Cashless Tolls To Speed Up Travels Through Harriman By 2019, Years Earlier Than Expected
Orange County, NY - Plans to reduce traffic congestion in the area of the Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets will be completed five years ahead of schedule, bringing significant relief to those traveling to Kiryas Joel and the Catskills.
The good news was announced today by Governor Andrew Cuomo who said that the $150 million project will bring cashless tolls to the Harriman toll plaza on the New York State Thruway, getting drivers through the area more quickly.
Once completed, the northbound lanes of the Thruway will feature exclusively cashless tolling, while southbound drivers will have a choice between the faster cashless tolls or two dedicated toll lanes.
Other improvements coming to the area include construction of new Route 32 bridge over Route 17, a newly configured Route 17 exit ramp to the Thruway and improved access to the Woodbury Commons outlet center. An adaptive traffic signal system on Route 32 will also adapt to changing traffic in order to alleviate congestion.
“The overhaul of these roads and traffic patterns, along with the addition of cashless tolling and enhanced public transit options will ease congestion for those who live, travel, work, eat and shop here while supporting the future growth of the Mid-Hudson region,” said Cuomo.
Work on the project is expected to begin in November, significantly earlier than previously anticipated, with an estimated completion date of November 2019.
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