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Rank: Municipal Avenger Civic Points: 855
  • 4416 U.S. 44 Millbrook, New York - Dutchess County
    I had to put the pin down somewhere on Route 44, but the entire stretch of 44 from Smithfield Valley Rd all the way to Mabbettsville is loaded with deep, deep potholes.
  • Us 9 And Fulton Street Poughkeepsie, New York - Fairview

    At night, it turns red for 9 drivers regardless of whether there's cross traffic on Fulton or not.

    During the day it turns red for drivers proceeding in either direction at the 30mph speed limit, but the loonies who floor it get a green.

  • Us 9 And N Mesier Ave. Wappingers Falls, New York - Dutchess County
    Looks like another light that got stuck on a daytime pattern somewhere along the line. I drive 9 at 3-4 in the morning, and this light will turn red for Route 9 drivers every 30-60 seconds or so regardless of whether there's any cross traffic.
  • Ny 308 And Us 9 Rhinebeck, New York - Rhinebeck
    Signal is turning red for all traffic every 60 seconds or so...which would be okay except it's not necessary in the middle of the night with no pedestrians. Looks like the signal is stuck on a daytime pattern.
  • 36-50 County Road 78 Tivoli, New York - Tivoli
    I know the state wants to replace the Stoney Creek bridge (in 2017 maybe), but in the meantime the main route into town is a busted-up mess.
  • River Edge Drive Poughkeepsie, New York - Spackenkill

    This is a light that serves the shopping/hotel area on 9 just north of IBM...but it's turning red at all hours during the overnights, when all the stores have been closed for hours and won't be opening until sunup at the earliest.

    The light is a particular problem for southbound travelers on 9, especially when there's bad weather. It's 3 in the morning, there's freezing rain, you're going downhill, there's an 18-wheeler on your tail...and all of a sudden the light turns red?

    Good luck stopping, even for a careful driver.

    The years of drivers having to stop unnecessarily have also taken a toll on the road, which is washboarded near all three signals on the hill. The other two are properly timed (for now, anyway).

    If the timing is off at 3 in the morning, it's probably wrong for the rest of the day...and maybe it's contributing to the eternal slow flow of traffic along that stretch of 9.

  • Route 9 And Mesier Ave. wappingers falls, New York - Wappingers Falls
    The light on 9 at Mesier Ave. will turn red at all hours, even when there's no traffic waiting at the intersection.
  • Route 9g red hook, New York - Dutchess County
    In the southbound lane of 9G just south of Rokeby Rd.
  • 4777 Route 9g red hook, NY - Dutchess County

    So the DOT has been working on Route 9 north of Red Hook.

    That's nice. That road was already in far better shape than 9G and it's being resurfaced?

    Meanwhile my teeth are being jarred loose by the bumps on 9G, especially between Tivoli and Bard.

    It has been this way for at least a year and a half.

  • 2506 S Rd Poughkeepsie, NY - Spackenkill
    It's the middle of the night. Nobody's waiting at the cross-street that leads to the Residence Inn. Nobody. And yet the light turns red...which is always fun when you're headed downhill in the rain at 3am.
  • Old Post Rd Wappingers Falls, NY - Dutchess County

    I know, I know...Route 9 is usually a delight to travel. Especially in Wappingers! Sometimes you can get all the way up to 30 miles an hour and it's just exhilarating, let me tell you.

    And there's that nice new Adams.

    Which has a light, and the light is needed during the day...but the light on 9 does NOT need to turn red in the middle of the night when Adams is closed, has been closed for several hours, and will remain closed for several hours more.

    I'm sick of wasting gas because the DOT can't get a clue.

  • Route 9 At Marist College (South Entrance) Poughkeepsie, NY - Dutchess County
    During evenings and overnights, the light on 9 turns red...and stays red...for a LONG time, even though no cars are coming or waiting at the cross streets. No pedestrians, either. North/south traffic even backs up at the light at 4 in the morning, the light runs so long.
  • Route 9g Tivoli, NY - Dutchess County
    9G from the Broadway intersection in Tivoli down to Budds Corners Rd. is in need of serious repair.
  • Route 9 @ Poughkeepsie Galleria Wappingers Falls, NY - Dutchess County

    I commute to work at 4 in the morning when the malls and nearby stores have all been closed for several hours, and won't be opening even to take deliveries for hours after that.

    Why are we bothering to stop people here during overnights when there is absolutely no cross-traffic?

  • 2490 S Rd Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA - Spackenkill

    As from some great window immeasurably high there stabbed northward and southward a flame of red, the flicker of a piercing Eye...halting all traffic in its tracks for reasons unknown, then only briefly releasing its prisoners as a cat toys with its prey, only to be re-captured by the Eye's unholy Route 9 brethren.

    In other words, whose bright idea was it to put this light here? There's already an exit for Spackenkill Road, and the other Route 9 lights in the area are a hopeless mess.

    Close this intersection. Or something.

  • 6783 Spring Brook Ave Rhinebeck, NY 12572, USA - Dutchess County
    The light used to stay green through the overnights when the store is closed, but ever since a recent power outage, the light has been cycling red and green. It's wasting everybody's time and gas for no reason.
  • 6841 6879 U.S. 9 Rhinebeck, NY 12572, USA - Dutchess County

    Turning right from 9G southbound to 9 southbound there's a right turn arrow signal...but nobody can turn right on the green arrow if there's even one person waiting to go straight on 9G.

    How about an actual dedicated right turn lane?

  • 1862-1976 U.S. 9 Fishkill, NY 12524, USA - Dutchess County
    Both northbound lanes, Route 9 between the water park and Smithtown Rd.
  • 50 Broadway Tivoli, NY 12583, USA - Tivoli
    Collapsing brickwork and pothole at the crosswalk