Portion of Route 23A to be closed four days next week
Daniel Zuckerman is reporting in The Daily Mail the state Department of Transportation Mon., Oct. 3, announced that a three-and-a-half-mile stretch of Route 23A between Haines Falls and Palenville will be closed for a four-day period next week to repair some of the slope areas on the Mountain Cloves Scenic Byway. Work will begin Tue., Oct. 11 at 7 a.m., and continue through 4 p.m., Fri., Oct. 14. The road will be closed between Wingate Road in Haines Falls and the Route 23A bridge over Kaaterskill Creek near Palenville. Four separate sites within the closed stretch of Route 23A will be repaired. The road will remain closed even when crews are not working. Motorists must use Routes 32, 23 and 296 as alternatives to Route 23A. Hikers will not be permitted to walk along the side of the road. “We appreciate people’s cooperation with it. We are aware that it’s an inconvenience,” said DOT Regional Public Information Officer Bryan Viggiani. The slopes are being repaired to prevent future slope failures caused by flooding that could close the road for long periods of time. Viggiani said there have been closures in the past due to flooding in Kaaterskill Creek. Additional information can be found at the Town of Hunter website. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.