Sid Schweiger sid@wrko.com
Mon Nov 23 20:25:57 EST 2009

"I don't know all the politics, but given the state's budget crisis and
how little anyone in Albany ever cares about the Southern Tier, and the
terrain (in some places it's basically mountain on one side, river on
the other) I don't think the DOT will *ever* build proper US Interstate
System interchanges/flyovers there."

Unless the state legislature modifies the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, which was passed in 1998 and which specifically sets out the funding and timetable for the project, the entire 381 miles of the east-west portion of NY-17 and its seven-mile extension into PA are already slated for conversion to I-86.  There are still substantion portions of the upgrade not yet finished, including portions of the road in Chemung (exits 56-59), Binghamton (the "Kamikaze Curve") and the Catskill Mountains (exits 84-87 and 97-99).  I'll bet your near-miss was in one of those areas.

Sid Schweiger
IT Manager, Entercom New England
20 Guest St / 3d Floor
Brighton MA  02135-2040

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