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July 13, 2013

Route 22 repairs in Chesterfield underway

CHESTERFIELD — Work on a storm-damaged stretch of Route 22 in the Town of Chesterfield is expected to be completed by Monday.

New York State Department of Transportation Region 1 Public Information Office Bryan Viggiani said Friday that paving work was underway, and both lanes were expected to reopen later in the day.

“We are working on that section on an emergency contract,” he said.

A portion of the road and an even longer stretch of shoulder were washed out during localized heavy rains on July 3. Route 22 was closed between Route 9 and Highland Road that same day.

It was reopened after DOT installed traffic lights to direct one-way traffic along an approximately 200-foot stretch of road July 4.

Repairs on the shoulders and ditches, which included clearance of some blocked culverts, began Monday.

Viggiani said the work is being done by A. P. Reale and Sons, based in Ticonderoga.

On Wednesday, Chesterfield Town Supervisor Gerald Morrow said that in addition to the one-lane section, about 2 to 3 miles of road had warning barrels in place to mark where the shoulder had washed out.

The road was also closed in 2011 after it was damaged by the remnants of Tropical Storm Irene.

An approximately 6-mile stretch was repaved last year after numerous complaints about potholes and bumps.

Email Dan Heath:dheath@pressrepublican.com

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