'What about the road between Tuxedo and Monroe?'


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To: U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and State Senator William J. Larkin Jr.:

What about the road between Tuxedo and Monroe?

I am very pleased to read about the planned improvements to the Tuxedo Sloatsburg corridor as well as the Woodbury Transportation Hub.

These are wonderful things but what I don't see is any mention about paving the road between Tuxedo and Monroe - the road I've always heard referred to as Old 17.

Believe me, Old 17 is really, really old. I have lived in Monroe for more than 22 years and can't recall its ever being paved. The road is filled with potholes.

The potholes are patched. Some portions of the road are more patch then road.

It snows, the plows pull up the potholes. What's the point?

Possibly of even greater importance to me personally is that a couple of years ago my husband and I were in a single-car accident on this road. If there had been another car anywhere near us, it could have been fatal.

Why?

Because on a lovely day in February with no precipitation (no warnings of black ice) we skidded on an ice-filled pothole. The car did a full 360 spin-out and hit the rail (thank you for that rail!) on the other side.

Happily, we walked away from this and the car was repairable.

I note that I tried writing to Governor Cuomo at that time, via email, but was blown off in with a useless, pompous and insulting reply. I have many reasons for regretting that I voted for Governor Cuomo. I will not make that mistake again.

So, again, kudos for what's being done - but when will my road be fixed?

I am a registered Democrat and I vote.

Nedda F. Tichi

Monroe



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