Construction continues to replace bridges near Ashokan

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BOICEVILLE – Construction is underway to replace two bridges along Route 28A near Ashokan Reservoir. The $33 million project by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will also relocate about one-half mile of the roadway and expand the Boiceville Bridge Trailhead for the Ashokan Rail Trail.

The largest component of the project involves replacing the bridge that carries Route 28A over the Esopus Creek in Boiceville. The existing bridge – the Five Arches Bridge – was building during the original construction of Ashokan Reservoir and put into service in 1913. A new bridge is being constructed just south of the existing bridge.

The DEP will replace a second, smaller bridge that carries Route 28A over the rail corridor that is owned by Ulster County. The intersection of Route 28 and 28A will be reconfigured.

The project is expected to be completed in 2025.