In case you are planning to hit the roads for the July 4th holiday weekend or trying to sneak out of work early to reach your favorite weekend spot on this beautiful Friday, you may want to check out this website hudsonvalleytraveler.com to find out the latest local traffic conditions. Another one of our loyal bloggers, “KS”, turned us on to the site the other day and we think it is an excellent resource for finding the least congested way around our piece of this crowded planet. We find the site to be user-friendly and informative enough to become a regular part of your pre-travel planning. Everyone hates getting stuck in traffic; especially on get-away day. A couple of clicks around hudsonvalleytraveler.com might save you hours of frustration on the roads - and quite a few bucks on gas too!
The site is run by the Northrop Grumman Corporation in conjunction with the NYS Department of Transportation and the New York State Police. The coolest feature (we think) is that it gives updates every 5 minutes of incidents and congestion on all major roadways throughout the Hudson Valley region (click here). Counties covered include: Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester on the eastern side of the Hudson River and Ulster, Orange and Rockland on the Western bank of the river.
There is loads of other useful information and helpful links on the website to help facilitate smoother traffic management and give useful tourist and travel information. So before you head out for the weekend or anytime you need to drive check it out; it may save you some valuable time.