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Work on Kinderhook Creek bridges begins Monday

Mar 20, 2015 12:02 am
Gail Heinsohn in the Chatham Courier reports that work on three Route 20 bridges that cross Kinderhook Creek in New Lebanon, Stephentown, and Nassau begins Mon., March 23. At each construction site, only one lane will remain open with a traffic signal at each end of the bridges. The process of raising all three two feet above flood level will take a year. A press release from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office about the $518 million program to replace 29 bridges, including these three, said, "a variety of severe weather events and the increasing frequency of major storms and floods” make them “vulnerable to scour caused by the intensity and velocity of water from extreme natural events.” Read the full story in the Chatham Courier.