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Make Rt. 9G Safer in Rhinebeck @ Karabell Lane/Peacock Road-- At Least Double Lines(!)

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Sign this petition and pass it along to all you know if you agree with Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner and Rhinebeck's Judi Schachte that double-yellow-line/no passing; lower speed limit, "no passing” and/or “driveway entrance” signs should be put into place at the intersection of Rt. 9G and Karabell Lane in Rhinebeck to ensure the safety of Judi and Hank Schachte -- and if you support further necessary safety measures implemented at the intersection of Peacock Road and Rt. 9G in Rhinebeck just up the hill from Karabell Lane-- to make that section of road safer and saner for dozens of families there and all of us!

Email NYSDOT Region 8 Director Todd Westhuis, PE at his Poughkeepsie office directly at todd.westhuis@dot.ny.gov; call him as well at (845) 431-5750.

Call Assemblymember Kevin Cahill and State Senator Sue Serino on this as well-- at 877-255-9417.

Joel Tyner, Dutchess County Legislator (Rhinebeck/Clinton), 324 Browns Pond Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580 joeltyner@earthlink.net 845-464-2245

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[update-- this letter below was circulated by Joel (text from Judi S.) and signed at the Mar. 16th full board meeting of the Dutchess County Legislature by eleven other county legislators-- Dale Borchert, Micki Strawinski, Craig Brendi, Barbara Jeter-Jackson, Jim Miccio, Donna Bolner, Don Sagliano, Ken Roman, Joseph Incoronato, Marge Horton, and Sandy Washburn]

March 16, 2017

Mr. Todd Westhuis, P.E. Regional Director NYS Department of Transportation, Region 8 Eleanor Roosevelt State Office Building 4 Burnett Boulevard Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Dear Mr. Westhuis:

We, the various undersigned members of the Dutchess County Legislature below, are writing to express our concern for public safety along a specific stretch of Route 9G in Rhinebeck. The length of Route 9G from its intersection with Route 308 northward to the intersection with Route 9 is just over a mile long with a 55 mph speed limit.

Many local families access their homes from this segment of Route 9G, so we are requesting that the New York State Department of Transportation install double-yellow (no-passing) lines, a lower speed limit, and “no passing” and “driveway entrance” signs there at/near the intersection of Karabell Lane and Route 9G.

The increase in traffic on 9G over the past several years has made it more difficult to pull in and out of Peacock Road and Karabell Lane, both of which can only be accessed from, or crossing, the southbound lane of 9G. Dozens of residences use these points of access multiple times every day, pulling on and off both the southbound and northbound lanes.

Many have witnessed cars passing in the opposite lanes at speeds well beyond the limit on 9G with increasing frequency of the past few years, and there have been numerous accidents involving vehicles that were totaled, as well as serious personal injuries – though thankfully no fatalities that we are aware of to date. There have also been many near-misses. There have been close-calls at these intersections.

With greater frequency we observe vehicles speeding both north over the apex of the hill as they pass cars going north, and conversely speeding in the north lane up the hill to pass cars going south. Along this stretch there are no stoplights, blinking lights, signs, or any indicators that the area is residential or that driveways front on 9G. In fact, in the north lane there is a 55mph speed limit sign near where the 308 ramp meets 9G and a ‘Right Lane Ends’ and ‘Merging Lanes’ signs which encourages drivers to speed up.

We ask that there be a reevaluation of 9G— and the action steps noted above-- before any loss of life occurs.

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From: Judi Schachte (jschachte@frontiernet.net)
Date: Mar 6, 2017 3:34 PM

Dear members of the the Dutchess County Legislature,


We are writing to express a concern for public safety along a specific stretch of Route 9G in Rhinebeck.  The length of 9G from it intersection with 308 northward to the intersection with 9 is just over a mile long with a 55mph speed limit.  Our families' access our homes from this segment of 9G, and we are requesting that the New York State Department of Transportation evaluate this area and consider adjustments to improve traffic safety.


The increase in traffic on 9G over the past several years has made it more difficult to pull in and out of Peacock Road and Karabell Lane, both of which can only be accessed from, or crossing, the southbound lane of 9G.  Dozens of residences including ours, use these points of access multiple times every day, pulling on and off both the southbound and northbound lands.  We have witnessed cars passing in the opposite lanes at speeds well beyond the limit on 9G with increasing frequency over the past few years, and there have been numerous accidents involving vehicles that were totaled, as well as serious personal injuries.   Thankfully no fatalities we are aware of to date. There have also been any near-misses.  Along this stretch there are no stoplights, blinking lights or signs that indicate the area is residential.  In fact, in the north lane there is a 55mph speed limit sign near where the 308 ramp meets 9G and a 'right lane ends' and 'merging lanes' signs which ENCOURAGES drivers to speed up.


In summary we are asking the NY DOT to re-evaluate this stretch of 9G before any loss of life occurs. 


Thank you for your time and consideration.  We will be in attendence at the next Dutchess County Legislature meeting on March 14th to discuss further. 


Judi and Hank Schachte                     Dave and Marth Tobia
Karabell Lane                                      Peacock Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572                         Rhinebeck, NY 12572
jschachte@frontiernet.net                   dttobias@gmail.com

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February 13, 2017

Department of Transportation, Region 8

Eleanor Roosevelt State Office Building

Attn: Traffic Route

4 Burnett Boulevard

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

 

To Whom It May Concern:

We are writing to express our concern for public safety along a specific stretch of Route 9G in Rhinebeck, New York.  The length of Route 9G from its intersection with Route 308 northward to the intersection with Route 9 is just over a mile long with a 55 mph speed limit.  Our families’ access our homes from this segment of Route 9G, and we are requesting that the New York State Department of Transportation evaluate this area and consider adjustments in order to improve public safety.

The increase in traffic on 9G over the past several years has made it more difficult to pull in and out of Peacock Road and Karabell Lane, both of which can only be accessed from, or crossing, the southbound lane of 9G.  Dozens of residences, including ours, use these points of access multiple times every day, pulling on and off both the southbound and northbound lanes.  We have witnessed cars passing in the opposite lanes at speeds well beyond the limit on 9G with increasing frequency of the past few years, and there have been numerous accidents involving vehicles that were totaled, as well as serious personal injuries – though thankfully no fatalities that we are aware of to date.  There have also been many near-misses.  We have personally had close-calls at these intersections.  With greater frequency we observe vehicles speeding both north over the apex of the hill as they pass cars going north, and conversely speeding in the north lane up the hill to pass cars going south.  Along this stretch there are no stoplights, blinking lights, signs, or any indicators that the area is residential or that driveways front on 9G.  In fact, in the north lane there is a 55mph speed limit sign near where the 308 ramp meets 9G and a ‘Right Lane Ends’ and ‘Merging Lanes’ signs which encourages drivers to speed up.

In summary we ask that there be a reevaluation of this stretch of 9G before any loss of life occurs.   We are requesting your consideration of one or more of the following potential solutions:

Double-yellow-line / no passing;
Blinking red light(s) to indicate danger;
Lower speed limit
“No Passing” and/or “Driveway Entrance” signs
Thank you for your time and consideration.  We look forward to hearing for you.

Sincerely,

 

Judi and Hank Schachte                           Dave and Martha Tobias

Karabell Lane                                            Peacock Rd.

Rhinebeck, NY 12572                               Rhinebeck, NY  12572

jschachte@frontieretnet.net                  dttobias@gmail.com

 

cc:       Barry Sherrod, Superintendent

Town of Rhinebeck Highway Dept

           

            Sgt. Chris Kyle, NY State Police Zone Officer, Rhinebeck NY

Traffic supervisor, State Police Barracks, Rhinebeck, NY

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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