Culvert work will close section of Route 28A
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has announced that it will close an approximately five-mile stretch of state Route 28A on Thursday, Nov. 3, to allow for the installation of a 16-inch culvert.
The installation is expected to improve roadside drainage near the Marbletown-Hurley town line.
The roadway will be closed from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. so that work crews can safely excavate, install the culvert, and restore the roadway.
Traffic on either side of the work zone will be detoured along Spillway Road and Stone Church Road.
Local traffic will be allowed past the detours and up to the work zone.
Local elected officials, schools, police, fire and other emergency responders have been informed of the temporary closure. Signs will be posted along Route 28A this week to inform local motorists.
Pumpkin Patrol eyes Thruway overpasses
The New York State Thruway Authority has announced that on Sunday and Monday, state police and citizen volunteers will conduct the 40th annual “Pumpkin Patrol,” aimed at preventing Halloween pranks and protecting motorists along the Thruway.
Troop T, whose members patrol the Thruway exclusively, will support this effort along with local citizen band radio clubs and amateur radio operators. More than 300 volunteers from 16 organizations in 20 counties will join in the initiative.
Volunteers assisting Troop T will monitor thruway overpasses and report any unusual activity to state police or local law enforcement.
The Pumpkin Patrol was initiated in 1976 by Katherine St. Jacques in Fort Johnson, who was talking to a truck driver on her citizen’s band radio when the driver was injured by an object thrown from an overpass that struck the driver’s windshield.