Motorists are advised that a three and-a-half-mile stretch of Route 23A between Haines Falls and Palenville, in the towns of Hunter and Catskill in Greene County, will be fully closed from Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 a.m. until Friday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m., weather permitting, as part of the New York State Department of Transportation’s $3.4 million project to repair slope areas on the Mountain Cloves Scenic Byway section of this state highway.
The closure, between Wingate Road in Haines Falls and the Route 23A bridge over the Kaaterskill Creek entering Palenville, will allow for the delivery of concrete stabilizer pods to the slope area sites and place these pods off the roadway (because of their weight, the stabilizer pods cannot be left on the roadbed).
During the closure period, the official detour route will send motorists to Routes 32, 23 and 296.
DOT’s work to repair slope areas is intended to minimize the chance of future slope failures that could lead to extended highway closures. In the past, emergency closures of this section of Route 23A have occurred following slope failures caused by flooding of the Kaaterskill Creek.
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.
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