Scotchtown Avenue Bridge rebuild starts


GOSHEN – Portions of Scotchtown Avenue in the towns of Hamptonburgh and Wallkill will be closed to traffic starting on Monday, April 27 to make way for construction of a new Scotchtown Avenue Bridge over the Wallkill River.  Preliminary work has already begun adjacent to the bridge and below the road grade.
A one-lane temporary bridge has been in place over the river for several years.
The road closure will be for approximately 28 days and detour routes will be marked.

Finally, a fix for a seemingly endless traffic headache

The $4.5 million to $5 million project will be funded through 80 percent federal dollars, 15 percent state money and five percent county funds.
“Nationwide, our infrastructure is crumbling and this bridge is a glaring example of this crisis,” said Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus. “I have made it a priority to address this issue and double the average amount of Orange County bridges we replace each year.”

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