the 1969 Comprehensive Plan the Town wrestled with the expansion
of Route 209 into a four-lane, limited-access highway; a
requirement for sidewalks only where children would walk to school;
the possibility that the county would locate an airport here.
on Route 375
was already an issue with no significant solution in site.
plan to expand Route 209 has been abandoned, as has the
never required sidewalks or bicycle paths and have come
to regret it. Community health and well-being
flourishes when sidewalks and bike paths are available.
Our narrow roads with narrow shoulders are unsafe for
bikers and walkers of any age.
learned that traffic and roads must be seen as a system.
When a round-about changes traffic flow in Kingston,
it impacts Main Street in Hurley. We must deal with traffic
and transportation issues in their complexity.
roads are managed through a patchwork of county, state
and local efforts.
this planning process Hurley residents voiced many concerns and
suggestions regarding traffic
and safety. Many
of them crossed jurisdictional lines.
the committee deliberated these suggestions we concluded the
town should form a standing committee in support of
the town highway supervisor to work with state
and county agencies to see that all of these concerns
forum could routinely bring all the traffic and transportation
to the table to share
knowledge, expertise, and unique perspectives. The committee could
start by addressing:
of recognized trouble spots and traffic issues
trouble spots (not an all-inclusive list)
Rte. 375, especially at Pine and Tanglewood intersections
o Main/Hurley Ave
o Main/ Wyncoop
28-West Hurley interface
ways to support Route 28 Overlay
District business development and to increase
safety when accessing Route 28 from West Hurley
o Consider another collector road with traffic light to channel
traffic from Wall, etc.
o Pursue putting traffic light at
Rt. 28 and Wall Street under the
of the fire department
Evaluate traffic safety options like straightening the
Rt. 28 curve and adding the excessed land
to the developable side of
209 - Lucas Avenue Link
Mountain Road - Route
209 Link: is one needed for emergency access?