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DOT gives rundown of planned slope repair

Apr 21, 2016 7:00 am

Jim Planck is reporting in The Daily Mail New York State Department of Transportation representatives were on hand at Hunter Town Hall Tue., Apr. 19, to give an overview of the pending two-year project on Route 23A in Kaaterskill Clove. DOT [Dee-Oh-Tee] Project Manager Richard Filkins said the project is budgeted at $3 million and is designed to address both current and future problems. Filkins said the work will focus on slope repair, include a five-day road closure, either this year or next. Because DOT is only authorized to use state highways for the designated detour, the likely route during the closure will be over Route 296 to Hensonville and Windham, then down the mountain on Route 23 to Cairo and beyond. This will make the trip from Haines Falls to Catskill 40 minutes long, a trip that typically takes 20 minutes. During the rest of the time, there will be one-way alternating traffic at the construction locations. No more than two of the 10 work sites along Route 23A will be blocked at a time. DOT will hold a meeting with town and county emergency response personnel before the work begins to work out the details for how ambulances will get through the closure sections overnight. Work will begin this year at the site by the cliff face above Molly Smith's. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

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