Skip to main content


Construction to Begin on Road Improvement Projects in Hyde Park and Pawling Next Week

Published: 5/28/2021

For More Information Contact:

Dutchess County Department of Public Works’ Engineering Division

(845) 486-2925

Poughkeepsie… The Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced work on two projects is expected to begin next week, on or about June 1st, including:

  • Realigning approximately 700 feet of roadway and replacing a deteriorating drainage culvert located on North Quaker Lane (CR-16) in the Town of Hyde Park; and
  • Improvements to the intersection of Dutcher Avenue (CR-69) and Henry Street in the Village of Pawling to improve traffic safety at the intersection for pedestrians and motorists alike while also increasing access to the village center.

Pawling Intersection Improvement Project

The intersection improvement project, which is anticipated to take approximately three weeks to complete, will include reconstructing the intersection on a new alignment with reconfigured sidewalks. The intersection will remain open during construction with alternating lane closures during normal working hours. Occasional traffic delays should be anticipated during the project.

The intersection averages approximately 2,100 vehicles per day.

North Quaker Lane Improvement Project

Preliminary work, including shoulder clearing and removing trees, will begin next week for the North Quaker Road (CR-16) project, which will include replacing the deteriorating culvert with a new concrete box culvert and realigning the roadway between Forest Drive and Fallkill Road to reduce the sharpness of the curve, increasing road safety for the approximately 3,308 motorists who travel the road daily.

Due to the extent of the work to be done, North Quaker Lane will be closed between Forest Drive and Fallkill Road on or about June 14th with a detour route posted directing traffic along Hollow Road (CR-14), State Route 9G, and Crum Elbow Road (CR-41). Access to driveways within the closure area and to Forest Drive will be maintained during construction. View a map of the detour and closure.

Construction is anticipated to be complete, with North Quaker Lane reopened to traffic, by fall 2021.

Motorists are advised to plan for additional time and to exercise extra caution near the construction zones, obey the posted speed limits, traffic advisory signs, and the directions from flaggers in the work zones to ensure the safety of workers and other motorists. 

For more information, please contact the Dutchess County Department of Public Works’ Engineering Division at (845) 486-2925.