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Hunter board asks DOT to slow down Haines Falls drivers

Aug 11, 2016 12:03 am
Greg Hudson reports in The Daily Mail that the Town of Hunter is trying to convince the state Department of Transportation to slow down speed limits on Route 23A in Haines Falls. Three years ago, a similar effort failed, and there have been no major accidents or traffic-related deaths since. “A couple of years ago we had a number of residents in the Haines Falls area who live off Sunset Road and untilize that road to enter 23A,” Town Councilman Dave Kukle said. “There are some sight constraints there and you don’t see cars until the last moment there as they crest the hill coming east from Hunter.” But DOT officials conducted a survey and found that the current 40 mph speed limit was appropriate. Kukle believes that three years later there is much more development in the town -- a new Dollar General is proposed, for instance -- and many more bikers and hikers on local trails. “We are becoming a much more trail-based community as we look to the future,” Kukle said. “You take a look at what’s going on over in Haines Falls at the old Della Maria [resort] property, where folks are looking for someone to come forward and do a development in there like a hotel.” So Kukle said the board has filed a petition with the DOT to reconsider its previous decision. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.
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