Sawkill-Ruby Road near bridge to close
The intersection of SawkillRuby Road and Sawkill Road will close today to reconfiguring of the intersection.
The intersection of Sawkill-Ruby Road and Sawkill Road will close starting today to allow for regrading and reconfiguring of the intersection, according to Ulster town police.
Police said drivers can use Hallihans Hill Road to detour around the closure.
Authorities did not have an estimate for when the intersection will reopen.
Construction continues on a new bridge to carry Sawkill-Ruby Road over the Sawkill Creek, adjacent to the intersection. That project, which began early last summer, also required the demolition of a bridge built in 1958.
According to a state Department of Transportation report released in February, the old bridge was given a 3.78 condition rating on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being a new bridge. Only six other bridges in Ulster County had a lower rating.
The bridge is in the town of Ulster but serves as an access to U.S. Route 209. The New York 511 website, which compiles information from New York’s transportation agencies, estimates the bridge will remain closed through Dec. 15.
Work progresses on the bridge over the Sawkill River on Sawkill Road on Sunday. The intersection of Sawkill Road and Sawkill Ruby Road just north of the bridge will close today for regrading and reconfiguration, according to town of Ulster Police. Construction is expected to wrap up on the bridge in mid-December.