Thursday, August 9, 2018

No Truck Detour Through Hudson

This afternoon, Mayor Rick Rector and Assembymember Didi Barrett released the following statement:
We are pleased to announce that after conversations with both of our offices, NYDOT has agreed to end their plans for a truck detour through Hudson during the construction of the roundabout at the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. The plan is to enlarge the proposed turnaround to negate the need for any diversion of truck traffic and any detour plans.
We thank DOT for their willingness to work with local officials to find the least disruptive solution for everyone who visits, works, and lives in Hudson.
And we thank our mayor and our assemblymember for standing up for Hudson and making this happen.


  1. Good News! Thanks to Rick and Didi for their efforts.

  2. As a homeowner on Columbia Street I thank you! Seems to me Didi and Rick both deserve to be re-elected!

  3. Nice job. I'll bet the conversation began with, "Why didn't you ask us first, DOT?"

    It's no secret that the DOT has traditionally disliked Hudson. Our next conversation should begin with, "Why won't you answer our other questions, DOT?" (re: causeway), but the City itself ought to be asking those questions rather than the public acting alone.