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New Scotland Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, June 24, 2010

Krumkill Road to close on Friday

By Saranac Hale Spencer

NEW SCOTLAND — A section of Krumkill Road straddling the Normans Kill will close this Friday, June 25.

For years, the fill beneath that stretch of road has been sliding, creating a scarp, or a break in the pavement, in the roadway.

“Whether the slope is ultimately repaired or the roadway is relocated, the continued use of Krumkill Road across the failing soil mass poses increased risks to the roadway users and the town,” wrote Fred Dente, of Dente Engineering, in a May 24 report.

The town has posted a notice on its website stating, “We are anticipating that this repair will be short term and will be completed by the end of the summer.”

“That’s what we’re hoping,” said Highway Superintendent Darrell Duncan.  He and engineers from the town’s firm, Stantec Engineering, will begin on Monday examining the area to come up with long-term solutions.

Until the town settles on a long-term fix, it will put a “Band-Aid on the area,” he said, “to handle the traveling public for the short term.”

While the road is closed, the town’s notice says, “Alternate routes to be considered are NYS Route 85 (New Scotland Road), NYS  Route 155 (State Farm Road) and Johnston Road.”

See www.AltamontEnterprise.com under archives for May 6, 2010 in New Scotland for previous coverage.

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