Exit 122 and Route 17 Redesign Project
Due to construction at Exit 122 accessible from East Main Street/Crystal Run Road and Route 17, patients and visitors should expect delays in traveling to and from Orange Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Pavilion.
Traffic Alert - Exit 122/Route 17 -- DELAYS POSSIBLE
Road construction continues near Orange Regional Medical Center at Exit 122/Route 17 which might cause slight delays as you travel to and from the hospital. Please allow extra time if traveling through that area or consider alternate routes to access the main campus of Orange Regional Medical Center or the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion.
On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, a new Exit 122 off ramp from Route 17 East bound to East Main Street / Crystal Run Road will be opened for use and the existing off ramp will be closed. Slight delays are possible during this transition to the new ramp. A lane will be closed on Route 17 East bound between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on May 27. We expect the normal delays during this time period.
New York State Department of Transportation message signs will be posted in advance on Route 17 East bound to alert the public of this traffic pattern change.
As usual, please allow extra time if traveling through the construction areas around Exit 122 or consider alternate routes to access the main campus of Orange Regional Medical Center or the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion.
All road construction near Orange Regional Medical Center should tentatively be complete by mid October, 2015.
Overview of Redesign Project
The New York State Department of Transportation will be working over the next few years to redesign Exit 122 on Route 17. The approved design provides for the reconstruction of NY Route 17 at Exit 122 Interchange to improve safety and operation to upgrade the interchange to Interstate standards.
The proposed two year redesign project will eliminate the sharp curves on the ramps, the delays at the ramp intersections with Crystal Run Road and East Main Street, the steep grade on East Main Street and the closeness of the exit and entrance ramps to I-84 ramps, which was resulting in a high accident pattern. Overall, the redesign should reduce the number of accidents and back-ups on Route 17 as drivers get on and off the ramps at East Main Street and Crystal Run Road.
View a construction map of the new Interchange. For a detailed description of the project, visit https://www.dot.ny.gov/regional-offices/region8/projects/route17-exit122/repository/01_Summary_and_Contents.pdf