A video created by DOT showing the roundabout in use, with vehicles zipping in and out of the circle, can be viewed here.
The purpose of the project is twofold: to provide safety improvements to the intersection and to "provide a pedestrian facility in the project area to help provide connections to northern Columbia County, the Olana State Historic Site and the Rip Van Winkle Bridge to Catskill." The published project objectives are:
- Correct safety deficiencies using cost-effective accident reduction measures.
- Provide a pedestrian connection between the Rip Van Winkle bridge and Olana to reduce the need for pedestrians to cross high speed traffic highway lanes.
- Increase recreational parking.
Michael Schaefer, P.E.
Regional Design Engineer
Eleanor Roosevelt State Office Building
4 Burnett Boulevard
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Design approval will happen in April 2018; construction will start in August 2018; and the project is expected to be complete in December 2018.
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