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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.

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