Wurts Street Bridge to close until February

The Wurts Street Bridge, which connects the City of Kingston to Port Ewen and beyond, is expected to be closed to traffic beginning Monday, December 17 through February 1, 2019, while crews perform maintenance operations, the state Department of Transportation announced this week.

Motorists are advised to utilize the Route 9W bridge as a detour, state the DOT, and drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the work zone area and pay particular attention to all traffic control devices, including signs and flaggers.

The agency noted fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone and convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in a license suspension.