Sawkill Rd. bridge over Thruway in town of Ulster opens

The bridge over the state Thruway on Sawkill Road opened noon Wednesday, bringing to an end a months-long hassle. According to a press release from the governor’s office, the new and improved span “includes major safety improvements, including increased vertical clearance, improved approach pavement, relocated concrete substructures, and increased shoulder widths. The bridge also features two 11-foot wide travel lanes and six-foot wide left and right shoulders to provide adequate space for disabled vehicles, emergency responders and law enforcement vehicles.” The $4 million project was completed on time and on budget, the press release stated.

As for the other Sawkill Road span, the one the county is fixing up over the Sawkill Creek, work there may be done as early as the end of this week, Ulster Town Supervisor James Quigley III said Wednesday.

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