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Friday, August 7, 2015

Bridge project in Shandaken will detour Route 28 traffic for six months in 2016

Article in Daily Freeman:

The Shandaken Town Hall on state Route 28 in Allaben File photo by Tony Adamis

SHANDAKEN: Town Supervisor Rob Stanley says he has been talking with state Department of Transportation Officials about the projected traffic impact of a state Route 28 bridge project scheduled for 2016.

The bridge, just west of the intersection of Routes 28 and 42, is slated for complete replacement. The original plan was to keep one lane open, with traffic signals controlling the flow of vehicles. Instead, the bridge will be shut down for six months next year, and traffic will be detoured to the 4-mile-long Creekside Drive, known locally as Old Route 28. Stanley said the plan was changed to speed the project and not interfere with traffic to and from Belleayre Mountain during ski season.

“The concern was that the single-lane plan would make the project take three times as long,” the supervisor said.