Part of Coreys Road will be closed for repairs

SARANAC LAKE – A section of Coreys Road will be closed to vehicle traffic for three days in early September as crews work to replace a culvert that was damaged in the spring 2011 flood.

The concrete box culvert that will be replaced is located about half a mile south of state Route 3 near the Stony Creek Ponds parking area and put-in. It was inundated with water during the flood, and the road was closed for a short period of time, town of Harrietstown Code Enforcement Officer Ed Randig said in a press release.

The replacement project is scheduled to get under way Sept. 9 and wrap up on Sept. 11, barring any unforseen circumstances.

During the two to three days the work will take place, it will not be possible for vehicles heading south to travel past the site of the project, Randig said. Vehicles located south of the construction site when the work begins will not be able to get back out to Route 3.

The town will locate a fire truck on the cut-off side of the road so that area has adequate fire protection during the work, Randig said. Pedestrians will be allowed across the site while the construction is going on.

Randig said the town has secured funding from the state Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to replace the culvert.

Questions about the project or the road closure can be directed to Randig at 518-891-0202.