Traffic flow has been restored to Margaretville’s Main and Bridge Streets (NYS Route 30), which have been closed since the flood of August 28. The streets were opened to through traffic Friday. Drivers are urged to use caution however, as building reconstruction activity in the area has resulted in some congestion.
Excavation is expected to begin Tuesday, October 11 to prepare for footings for a bridge to replace a blown out 8-foot-diameter culvert on the Big Indian-Oliverea Road about a mile beyond the Full Moon Resort. A 30-foot deep, 50-foot-wide chasm (that has become known as The Gap) was carved by a raging tributary of the … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Delaware County Public Works Superintendent Wayne Reynolds reports that New Century Construction LLC has been awarded the job of rebuilding the bridge on Dry Brook Road known as the Arthur White bridge. There were four bidders, with the winning bid coming in at $2,324,000. A preconstruction meeting is scheduled for this Friday; work is to … Continue reading
The State of Emergency in the Town of Middletown and the Villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville has been extended through September 27. Residents and visitors are cautioned that demolition and repair in flood damaged areas is ongoing, and poses a hazard to travel. However, roads and streets are open unless marked otherwise, and there is … Continue reading
Delaware County DPW chief Wayne Reynolds says bids for a new bridge to replace the Arthur White bridge in Dry Brook are expected to be awarded September 30, with construction to begin no later than October 11. A 60-day work schedule (6 days a week) means the bridge will hopefully be open to emergency vehicles … Continue reading
Town Highway Superintendent John Biruk advises that soil boring will be done on the Denver side of Hog Mountain Road today to determine how to repair or prevent further slippage of the hillside that dropped several inches last week. Concrete barricades have been installed at the top and bottom of the road because drivers were … Continue reading
The State of Emergency in the Town of Middletown and the Villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville has been extended through September 22. Residents and visitors are cautioned that demolition and repair in flood damaged areas is ongoing, and poses a hazard to travel. However, roads and streets are open unless marked otherwise, and there is … Continue reading
The Town Highway crew has blocked access to the Denver side of Hog Mountain Road because a large section of hillside, 200 feet high and 100 feet wide, slid towards the valley Wednesday. Trees that had held the earth in place were washed downstream by the August 28 flood, creating instability that remains active, according … Continue reading
W. Hubbell Hill Road is open again.