Officials celebrate completion of Route 207 project in Village of Goshen

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Ceremonial ribbon cutting on Thursday marked completion of the project

GOSHEN – The two-mile stretch of Route 207, a state road that runs through the heart of the Village of Goshen, has a just completed $2.4 million make over with new pavement, crosswalks, and curbs. Orange County Chamber of Commerce President Lynne Cione said the crosswalks were the “icing on the cake.”
The work that took about a year was completed at night to avoid traffic problems.
The money for the project was secured by State Assemblyman James Skoufis. As Main Street, the village deserved a street that is properly maintained, Skoufis said. The upgrades make the road that much safer and also boost business downtown, he said.
Regional State Transportation Department Director Todd Westhuis said
the new roadway is not just better for vehicle traffic, but is also pedestrian-friendly
with 32 new ADA compliant sidewalk ramps and 19 new crosswalks.
Village Mayor Kyle Roddey called the project “critical” for the community. “We want Goshen to be welcoming, and it is.”
Goshen Town Supervisor Doug Bloomfield, who grew up in the village, said the project “is one of the nicest things” that has been accomplished since he took office.
Orange County Legislator Philip Canterino said the entire project was “painless for the residents of Goshen,” but also said getting rid of the potholes, “has saved me one front end alignment a year, which translates into money for Phil Canterino.”