9W needs turn­ing lanes

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OPINION -

Dear Ed­i­tor: Re “Town of Ul­ster wants speed limit re­duc­tions on U.S. Route 9W ,” Oct. 31, 2016: The town wants to lower the speed as it al­lows nu­mer­ous busi­nesses to build along the Route 9W corridor. My thought is that they should make it part of the build­ing plans to in­clude a turnoff lane. The route is a high­way, not a street. Are they try­ing to make it cheaper by not hav­ing to put turn-off lanes in? They put turn-off lanes in for Adams Fairacre Farms, the plaza across from Adams, Quick­Chek, the Chevro­let deal­er­ship and oth­ers on the road go­ing up 9W.

I say no, as it takes me 15 to 20 min­utes now to go down to Ul­ster from Sauger­ties be­cause Sauger­ties did the same thing. It will in­crease the drive by five to 10 more min­utes.

I think the busi­nesses that get in­cen­tives of 10 years with­out taxes have enough money to put a turn-off lane in. Amelia B. Bud­ding­ton Sauger­ties

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