The NYS DOT advised Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton October 5 that work to repair flood damaged Bridge Street (State Route 30) in Margaretville is expected to begin next week. Shawn Early, DOT
Engineer-in-Charge , said he anticipates issuing a job order by the close of business October 7 to Cobleskill Stone, which has a crew scheduled to be on site working by Wednesday or Thursday of next week. “At this time weather does not appear to be a factor and we anticipate completing all repairs necessary to open the roadway on or before November 5, 2011,” Early said.
The Mayor noted that there has also been some movement towards getting the interior of the foundations of the Cheese Barrel Block on Main Street reinforced with plywood and timbers so that the buildings are secured against traffic vibrations. If an engineer signs off on this work, Code Enforcement Officer Pat Davis has indicated he will allow Main Street (NYS Route 30) in front of the block to be reopened. Mayor Stanton said Main Street must be reopened before winter to allow the state to plow Route 30 through the village.
A determination on how to repair the wall between the Cheese Barrel Block and the Binnekill Stream has not yet been made by the buildings’ owners.