Portion of Taconic Parkway to close for three days
Bill Williams is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media roadwork on the Taconic State Parkway will close a section of the roadway in Chatham for three days the week of August 15, said Heather Pillsworth, public information officer for New York State Department of Transportation, Hudson Valley Region. The southbound lanes, between Interstate 90 and Route 295, will be closed Tuesday through Thursday, August 16, 17 and 18, between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day, weather permitting, Pillsworth said. That area of the parkway is part of a larger work zone where all lanes are being repaved between I-90 and Route 217 in Philmont. Drivers traveling southbound are advised to follow the posted detour signs that use Upper Caddy Street, Rock City Road, Route 295 and Hartigan Road as an alternate route. The section of the parkway to be closed is much more narrow than the rest of the 13-mile work zone, Pillsworth said. Paving crews with Greenport's A. Colarusso & Son will be working on the southbound lanes and are expected to shift to the northbound lanes in the future. Southbound traffic is limited to one lane in the work areas. The roadwork will be completed sometime in the fall. Up-to-date travel information is available by calling 511 or going online to 511NY [dot] org. Read more at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.