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Construction to close Fish and Game Road for five weeks

Aug 11, 2022 12:45 am

Bill Williams is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the installation of a box culvert, slated to begin on, August 22, will close county Route 18, also known as Fish and Game Road in Claverack, in the coming weeks, said Ray Jurkowski, Columbia County Public Works commissioner. A box culvert is a reinforced concrete structure used in drainage and road work. The installation is part of a federally funded project, Jurkowski said. Although Fish and Game Road will be open for local traffic while the roadwork is happening, motorists will be prohibited from traveling through the work zone. The project requires an 8-mile detour for drivers. Orange detour signs, which are currently covered by black plastic, have been installed along the detour route. The area where the box culvert will be installed is just west of Tishauser Road, Jurkowski said. The section of Fish and Game Road that will be closed to through traffic is located between Route 9H and Tishauser Road. Although work begins August 22, the box culvert is not scheduled to arrive at the scene before the first week in September. The project is expected to be completed by the end of September. Construction crews are expected to be back at Fish and Game Road to install a second box culvert in 2023, Jurkowski said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.