On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 the Board of Trustees held a public meeting to express their concerns regarding the Shared Use Path (SUP) terminus. The residents sent a loud message to the State and the Thruway team that it was necessary to go back to the drawing board and re-evaluate their plans for the terminus. At that time the terminus was going to end either at Smith Avenue or Cornelison Avenue at Broadway. This plan would have negatively affected the character and integrity of our village. It impacted the maintenance of our streets and in general our quality of life.
Both the State and the Thruway representatives paid attention to our concerns and presented us with six concepts that were reduced to two, concepts E and F. The Task Force, the Board of Trustees and numerous residents were overwhelmingly in favor of Concept F. Many letters and emails were sent in support of “F” by our residents and local government officials. Although not perfect, it was and is the least intrusive to our village. On March 16, 2016, the New York State Thruway Authority and the Department of Transportation held a public meeting at the Nyack Middle School to receive comments on the two remaining concepts, E and F.
On June 14, 2016, Governor Cuomo showed that he heard us loud and clear when he announced that Concept F will be the chosen design for the Shared Use Path. The Village of South Nyack, along with the State and Thruway, has made a commitment to concept F. The Board and I intend to keep that commitment.