Skiers and riders heading to southwestern Vermont will have a better drive this winter.
The New York State Department of Transportation had 31 miles of NY Route 7 resurfaced over the summer. The project, which cost more the $8 Million, actually began before the season was over in the spring. Work crews were out conducting prep work in late March.
Drivers will find a much smoother drive from just west of the Tomhannock Reservoir to Route 22 in Hoosick. With the completion of this project there is largely a smooth ride from Troy all the way to the Vermont border. The remaining sections have been resurfaced in the last few years. The roads in Vermont seem to have been in better condition.
The resurfacing is especially welcome in the curvy section around the Tibbetts State Forest, near the Man of Kent Tavern. Those who are familiar with this section will recognize this.
None of the curves were straightened with this project although some of the shoulders were widened.
The speed limits are the same as they have been in recent years with sever sections at 45 MPH with some 40 MPH sections in larger hamlets.