New York State Route 24 is in dire need of improvements and safety-enhancement measures.
So say elected officials and residents who have long raised their concerns about high speeds on the roadway and the need for traffic calming measures, lights, and also, much-needed maintenance to repair paving and other issues.
A discussion on the issue at the November meeting of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Association, slated to be led by Assemblyman Fred Thiele, was rescheduled due to the fact that New York State Department of Transportation representatives, busy with Hurricane Sandy aftermath, were unable to attend.
The discussion, FRNCA President Brad Bender said, will be held at FRNCA's January meeting.
Route 24, Bender said, is due for maintenance and issues such as traffic calming, lights, and paving will be discussed. He urged residents to come prepared with questions for Thiele and the NYS DOT.
"Write your ideas down -- bring all your good ideas and feedback," Bender said. "Hopefully, Fred Thiele will be able to get things slowed down and make our roadway a little bit safer."
What do you think needs to be done to make Route 24 safer in Flanders and Riverside? Do you think traffic moves too quickly on the roadway? Should traffic calming measures be implemented? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section.