New exit signs along the Taconic State Parkway that are numbered based on the distance from the beginning of the parkway to each interchange, rather than in consecutive order, have been unveiled.
For example, the exit to Routes 100 and 133 is now Exit 8, because it is eight miles from the start of the parkway at the traffic circle near the Kensico Dam Plaza in Westchester County, said New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll.
The new signs, which were uncovered late last month, are part of a $12 million project to replace and upgrade signage along the 105 miles of the parkway.
Additional sign upgrades include: adding enhanced “One Way,” “Do Not Enter” and “Wrong Way” signs at ramps and intersecting roads; replacing or adding street name and intersection warning signs at all at-grade intersections; and installing “Passenger Cars Only” and “Maximum Height 10’0” ” to signs on parkway approaches, in order to discourage drivers of over-height vehicles from entering.
Construction work is being done in two stages. The first stage includes the signs in Westchester County and southern Putnam County (as far north as Dring Lane). The second stage will complete the signing improvements on the Parkway in Putnam, Dutchess, and Columbia counties. Work on the first stage is anticipated to be completed by the summer of 2017.
Construction for the second stage of the project is expected to begin during the 2017 construction season.
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