Rt 376 at Red Oaks Mill: Semitrailer Squeeze Play

We’re southbound on NYS Rt 376, approaching the Wappinger Creek bridge at mile marker 1102, avoiding the overgrowth coming through the guide rail:

Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 - Royal Semi Squeeze - 2020-07-15 - 01
Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 – Royal Semi Squeeze – 2020-07-15 – 01

Avoiding the pothole growing across the right wheel track:

Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 - Royal Semi Squeeze - 2020-07-15 - 02
Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 – Royal Semi Squeeze – 2020-07-15 – 02

Normally, I ride to the left of that pothole, down the middle of the lane, so it’s easier to avoid the next section of overgrowth through the guide rail:

Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 - Royal Semi Squeeze - 2020-07-15 - 03
Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 – Royal Semi Squeeze – 2020-07-15 – 03

This time, we’re as far to the right as we can get, because we’re being overtaken by a semitrailer trash hauler:

Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 - Royal Semi Squeeze - 2020-07-15 - 04
Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 – Royal Semi Squeeze – 2020-07-15 – 04

Which is proceeding as far to the left as the driver can possibly squeeze it:

Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 - Royal Semi Squeeze - 2020-07-15 - 05
Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 – Royal Semi Squeeze – 2020-07-15 – 05

Half a lane is more than we sometimes get:

Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 - Royal Semi Squeeze - 2020-07-15 - 06
Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 – Royal Semi Squeeze – 2020-07-15 – 06

Away he goes:

Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 - Royal Semi Squeeze - 2020-07-15 - 07
Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 – Royal Semi Squeeze – 2020-07-15 – 07

We always try to be friendly, because we’re sure to meet again some day:

Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 - Royal Semi Squeeze - 2020-07-15 - 08
Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 – Royal Semi Squeeze – 2020-07-15 – 08

Mary says he waved back, so it’s all good.

Elapsed time: about twelve seconds.

For whatever it’s worth, eight years ago, NYS DOT Region 8 South Dutchess Residency did a much better job of clearing the overgrowth along Rt 376:

Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 - Royal Semi Squeeze - Google StreetView 2012-04
Rt 376 SB Marker 1102 – Royal Semi Squeeze – Google StreetView 2012-04

That was then, this is now.

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