Work to begin on Dutchess Rail Trail

Work to begin on Dutchess Rail Trail

There are 5 comments on the Poughkeepsie Journal story from Apr 10, 2008, titled Work to begin on Dutchess Rail Trail. In it, Poughkeepsie Journal reports that:

“Thousands of residents are already taking advantage of the first paved portion of the Dutchess Rail Trail in East Fishkill”

HOPEWELL JUNCTION - The paved portion of the Dutchess Rail Trail open for use, between state Route 376 and Lake Walton Road, will be undergoing construction for approximately two weeks starting Monday. via Poughkeepsie Journal

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Poughkeepsie Journal.

Craig A Cassen

White Plains, NY

#1 Jul 21, 2008
OK---the Dutchess Rail Trail construction
has started and the completed section is
wonderful---but why has construction seemingly
stopped?

I was out riding Friday/Saturday/Sunday just
this past weekend (07-19/20-2008) and was
pleasantly surprised at just how many people
were using the Rail Trail---even though the
completed section is only some 1.7-1.8 miles
in length.

My comments/questions are these: all pertaining
to why hasn't construction on the Rail Trail been
extended to these Rail Trail sections:

1. from Lake Walton Rd to Rte 376 (Fishkill
Plains)
2. from Rte 376 (Fishkill Plains) to Didell Rd
3. from Didell Rd to Maloney Rd
4. from Maloney Rd to Titusville Rd
5. from Titusville Rd to Rte 55

None of the above intersections require a bridge
or pedestrian tunnel---so why hasn't construction
continued?

Summer is the time for laying down pavement---
how much does it cost to put down an eight-foot
wide strip of asphalt on the Rail Trail?

I wonder how many other interested people in
Dutchess County would also like answers to these
questions?
MerkinMan

Long Island City, NY

#2 Aug 21, 2008
I'd like to know too. It's probably BS politics, they ruin everything.
I'm up at the northern end of the town of Poughkeepsie.

Oh well, there's always the Highland trail....

Since: Aug 08

Elmhurst, NY

#3 Aug 24, 2008
When i go through the old train tracks I see these sighns about the dutchess trail. It's been a year..(possibly longer) all I see are rocks, condoms, trees, and nothing.
MerkinMan

Long Island City, NY

#4 Sep 6, 2008
What IS going on with this project? There is PLENTY of call for it. Rail trails are a blast. I'll just keep using the one in Highland for now .....
Linda Rice

AOL

#5 Oct 11, 2008
Used the rail trail for the 1st time last week. Enjoyed and went for a 2nd walk a day later. Enjoyed the walk thru woods I didn't know were there, waterbodies that I didn't know were there. Hopefully they will continue work on the project.

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