Rt 376 Overgrowth: Red Oaks Mill to Maloney Rd

The weeds are once again taking over the shoulder along Rt 376 south of Red Oaks Mill:

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New shoots from the Japanese Knotweed stand just north of Maloney Rd have begun punching through the asphalt along the edge of the shoulder.

This section is in the purview of NYS DOT’s Dutchess South Residency, extending south of Red Oaks Mill to the end of Rt 376 near Hopewell. In contrast, DOT’s Dutchess North Residency continues to keep Rt 376 well-trimmed northward from Red Oaks Mill to Poughkeepsie. I’ve never gotten any explanation why the two Residencies have such strikingly different weed-control standards.