Update on Pennsylvania Ave Culvert - Palenville
The Town of Catskill Highway Department and the Greene County Highway Department visited the site of the culvert on Pennsylvania Ave, Thursday, May 18 to assess next steps and develop an interim plan before the DOT grant to replace the culvert is implemented. The DOT has provided a target start date of March 2018 for complete replacement of the culvert.
The plan is to install a Bailey Bridge on the site that provides single lane traffic of any weight. Bailey bridges were used in World War II to replace bridges that were destroyed. Installation will start Monday, 5/22. We’re working collaboratively on manpower and installation in a cost effective manner. This will involve closing the bridge completely to install the Bailey Bridge for a period of approximately 2 weeks. We’ll work to accelerate that timeline but will notify all agencies (consistent with protocol) on bridge status.
A big thank you to County and Town Highway Departments who have really demonstrated cooperation and collaboration on this issue and to the residents who have been dealing with this issue.
Town Board - Town of Catskill