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Route 42 closed all week in Lexington

Sep 07, 2014 12:03 am
Michael Ryan in The Windham Journal reports that a, "long and tedious detour" in Lexington next week happens as crews repair a rock face along the “Notch” after a rock slide that closed Route 42 earlier this year. “DOT geologists have some concerns with the remaining rock face at this location. The concern is the freeze/thaw cycle of another winter and spring could bring down some more large boulders," Department of Transportation engineer-in-charge Tim Farrell said in an e-mail to Lexington lawmakers. “The department has activated the emergency contract to remove these large boulders." Though there will not be any explosions to remove the boulders, the DOT still needs to close Route 42 for the week. The DOT detour Sept. 8-12 sends motorists from Beech Ridge Road South, at the base of the first hill heading up the Notch in West Kill, back to Route 23A in Lexington. Turning right, drivers will head east to the town of Hunter, picking up Route 214 South to Phoenicia where it meets Route 28, several miles east of Shandaken. The lower section of Route 42, nearer Shandaken, will stay open for local traffic. Read the full story in The Windham Journal.
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