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Ulster asks state about reducing Route 32 speed limit

Dec 06, 2016 7:00 am

William J. Kemble is reporting in the Daily Freeman the town of Ulster has asked the state Department of Transportation if a speed limit reduction is warranted on part of Route 32. The portion of the road in question is the 55-mph stretch between Jim Glass Corvette and the turnoff for the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, just south of Route 199. Route 32 is known as Flatbush Road in Ulster. The state Department of Transportation has authority over its speed limit. A Flatbush Road resident told the Ulster Town Board at a recent meeting that it is difficult to enter the road from her driveway. She said development of the area during the past 48 years has increased traffic flows, and the problem is compounded by poor lines of sight where vehicles drive the fastest. And she said there is a problem with excessive speed. “Two years ago, someone lost control ... exceeded the speed limit and lost it, ended up flipping over into [my neighbor’s] yard; took out her camper and her well house,” she said. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.