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Thruway work near Catskill to reduce rock slide threat

Aug 22, 2017 12:04 am

Susan Mehalick is reporting in the Times Union construction on the median strip just north of the Catskill exit of the New York State Thruway has leveled formerly mountain-like vistas. A Thruway spokesman said the project was part of a "safety and stabilization improvement project to eliminate median rock slopes that are considered locations of high risk where rocks and vegetation could fall and reach high-speed Thruway travel lanes." The project is expected make the one-mile stretch of the Thruway safer and eliminate the possibility of falling rock and debris reaching the road. Read the full "Getting There" column in the Times Union.

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