Pedestrian path coming to Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge

NYS DOT workers were getting ready to mow when they heard a dog barking in the woods. The dog was found tied to a tree off of Interstate 84 in the Town of East Fishkill. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for abandoning this animal.

Construction is currently underway for a four-foot wide pedestrian path on the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. Completion is scheduled for early this fall.

The path, which will be open from dawn to dusk, is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Trail Project linking trailways from Buffalo to Albany and NYC with a continuous 750-mile route, the longest multi-use state trail in the country. 

The Kingston-Rhinecliff pedestrian path will be separated from traffic with a three-foot high jersey barrier. Bicyclists will still be required to use the shoulder of the road, according to Gov. Cuomo’s office. The speed limit on the bridge will be lowered from 40 to 35 miles per hour. 

A pedestrian crosswalk will also be installed at the intersection of Route 199 and River Road, with parking lots to be located on both sides of the bridge. 

The new Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge will not only make it easier for pedestrians to cross the Hudson River while hiking this trail, it will also help attract even more visitors to explore this beautiful region and further position the Catskills and our entire state as a nation-leading destination for outdoor recreation.
— Governor Andrew Cuomo