17-Forward-86 is a Coalition that represents the diverse interests of stakeholders in Sullivan County, Orange County and beyond who understand that expanding Route 17 is vital to quality of life and the economic well-being of the Hudson Valley and Sullivan Catskills.

The proposed expansion of Route 17 will strengthen the region’s economy by improving access for tourists and businesses while enhancing commuter safety and reducing environmental damage from vehicular emissions caused by idling motorists. The expansion will also improve quality of life for residents who face increased traffic on side roads as a result of commuters trying to get around Route 17’s congestion.

Coalition Members