Kingston, NY Traffic

Zena bridge replacement set

The Woodstock Town Board approved easements and the sale of town property to allow the county to replace a bridge on Zena Road with a wider span. The new bridge needs to be hardened against extreme weather events and new standards require a wider bridge and different approach angle. The town owns property on one side of the bridge, which is located just south of the intersection with Gitnick Road, near the Zena Cornfield.
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Removal of toll plaza begins on Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge

HIGHLAND – The New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA) has begun the process of moving to a cashless toll system on the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. The authority said that the process of removing the existing toll plaza has begun. The cashless toll system went into effect on the morning of December 1.
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Snapshot: Last day of cash toll payments on Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge

Brandi Lee, a toll collector for four years, takes money from a driver at the west end of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, the last day before cashless tolling was to take effect on the span. The Kingston-Rhinecliff, connecting the towns of Ulster and Rhinebeck, is the fourth of the state Bridge Authority’s five Hudson River crossings to switch to cashless tolling, in which overhead gantries read E-ZPass tags and photograph the license plates of vehicles that don’t have a tag. The last bridge to switch to cashless tolling, for which drivers don’t need to slow down, will be the Mid-Hudson, connecting the town of Lloyd and city of Poughkeepsie. That change is to be completed by March 2022. The Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge’s toll booths are to be taken down soon after cashless tolling begins. (Tania Barricklo/Daily Freeman)

Highway Supervisor Update on Winter Roads and Parking

Please remember that keeping the Town roads passable during inclement weather is my top priority during the winter months. I would appreciate your cooperation while my crew members are trying to do their jobs- Please do not park or leave your vehicle on any public street, road or highway within the Town or on any Town owned or maintained parking area (excluding designated areas) in the Town of Pine Plains between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m or during any period of snowfall or other precipitation (excepting rain) and for a period of six hours following the said snowfall or other precipitation (excepting rain) during the months of November of each year through April of the following year.

What is Now Considered a ‘Snow Emergency’ in Kingston, NY?

November 1 and November 15, bring a lot of parking changes to towns in the Hudson Valley. Why? Each town has different rules as to when you can park overnight on the street because of winter weather. The theory is that people don't know when it is going to snow, so keep the cars off the streets, so the town or city, can clear the snow easily should it snow.

Historic train ride coming to Copake

Friends of Taconic State Park has received permission from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to construct a small railroad track at the Copake Iron Works National Heritage Area Site in Taconic State Park. An old, abandoned iron works facility is embedded in Taconic State...
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Woodstock OKs easement for bridge replacement

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. – Town Board members have approved an easement that will allow Ulster County Department of Public Works to replace a bridge over the Sawkill Creek on Zena Road. Authorization for county crews to use the town-owned property was given Tuesday during a video conference meeting. “The bridge …...

Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge Ready to go Cashless, Here’s When

The need to stop at the toll booths while crossing the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge will end sooner than later. The Hudson Valley is getting used to the new cashless toll system that is taking over everywhere! Anyone that crosses the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge will no longer need to stop at the toll booth to pay the toll starting at midnight on Wednesday, December 1st according to the New York Bridge Authority.
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Kingston completes crosswalks project at six intersections

KINGSTON, NY – A pedestrian improvement project has been completed at six city intersections, according to Mayor Steve Noble. In a press release, Noble said that the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan has been completed at the crosswalk intersections. Those intersections are Joy’s Lane at Municipal Stadium Road; Broadway at McEntee...
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City to tow abandoned vehicles from school parking lots

POUGHKEEPSIE – The Poughkeepsie City School District has been dealing with a longstanding problem of vehicles parked illegally in their lots. The illegal parking will now be addressed by the City of Poughkeepsie Parking Enforcement Unit. The agreement, originally approved by the common council earlier this year, will allow the...