With the increase of visitors and residents to the Hudson Valley area, local roads have become more populated. As more residents drive on these roads, the work that needs to be done for the safety of drivers has become more noticeable.

The New York State Thruway Authority made an announcement on social media in April of 2023. This announcement was concerning the $9.7 million that would be going towards New York State's Thruway pavement.

According to the New York State Thruway Authority, the 2024 budget total would be $1.3 billion. This budget would also include $411.9 million for the operating expenses of the New York State Thruway Authority.

$71 million would also be included for the New York State Police Troop reimbursement costs along with system patrolling.

Additional information about the New York State Thruway Authority's budget can be found on their website and 94.3 Lite FM.

Sullivan County, NY has been keeping residents informed on tackling cybercrime, avoiding local bridge work, and their budget for 2024.

Here's How You Can Avoid Bridge Work Traffic In Sullivan County, NY

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In Early April of 2024, Sullivan County Catskills shared important information about bridgework that would take place locally.

Sullivan County Catskills explained The Sullivan County Division of Public Works would be working on local roads as of Monday, April 8, 2024.

The work would take place on County Bridge 333 located on County Road 174. This road could also be known as Old Route 17 which is located in the Town of Thompson.

According to Sullivan County Catskills, this bridge work will continue for approximately 5 weeks. Residents should plan to take alternative routes to avoid any traffic or delays.

Additional information about bridge work traffic and the current work in Harris, NY can be found on the Sullivan County, NY government website and 94. Lite FM.

Sullivan County, NY residents can also learn about what the county will do with its $20 million budget.

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What Will Sullivan County, NY Do With Their $20 Million Budget?


On April 10, 2024, Sullivan County, NY Government shared information on their social media platforms.

They explained,

"We've got $20 million worth of County road and bridge projects slated for this construction season! This map shows where..."

Sullivan County, NY Government shared a picture of a map showing the 2024 Sullivan County, NY Road and Bridge Program which was presented by the Sullivan County Division of Public Works.

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This map gives detailed information about the county roads and bridges along with their county road program and bridge program.

How Much Of Money Will Go Towards The Roads Vs. Bridges In Sullivan County, NY?

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According to the map, the county road program is estimated at $10.6 million while the bridge program is approximately $9.2 million. This informative map also highlights where paving would be done along with surface treatment as well. 

Sullivan County, NY can also learn about this plan's road realignments, full replacements, and more with Sullivan County, NY Government.

What other Hudson Valley county could benefit from $20 million towards its roads and bridges? Tell us more below.

Take a Tour of Sullivan County, NY's Newest Underground Salt Cave

Crystal Connection is a 1890's antique, Methodist church located in Sullivan County, NY. This is a crystal lover's dream come true.

It's known for being 

"One of the largest Crystal & Mineral destinations on the Northeast." 

While this may be a place that some people gather often, others can refer to it as a hidden gem in the Hudson Valley.  Crystal Connection can also be described as 

"a sacred space & crystal haven"

I have never experienced anything similar to Crystal Connection before. The amount of crystals, crystal jewelry, singing bowls, sage and more are fascinating. Crystal Connection also hosts different events and fairs throughout the year.

Take a tour through Crystal Connection's newest underground salt cave experience.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay, Crystal Connection, YouTube

6 Things You Didn't Know Were Invented In New York State

In New York state, there are inventions that we may not have been aware of that were created here. 

There are also everyday items and food that we're glad that were made.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay