DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Commuters can expect smooth sailing now that work to replace two bridges is complete on Hoffman Road in the Town of Pine Plains, and Sherow Road in the Town of Pleasant Valley.
“As our DPW Engineering Division team finishes up the last bridge and road projects of the season, we extend our thanks for their tireless efforts over the last several months to complete these projects on schedule and within or under budget," said Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.
The Hoffman Road bridges, located over the Shekomeko Creek, were replaced due to significant structural deficiencies.
Work began in the summer and included the replacement of both existing bridges and abutments with a single, two-span bridge, including new stone-faced parapets, bridge rail, lighting, approach pavement and expanded shoulders.
The bridges average more than 530 vehicles per day.
Bridge PV-15, located over the Great Spring Creek on North Avenue at the intersection with Sherow Road, was replaced due to significant deterioration of the bridge’s foundation.
As part of the project, several safety improvements were made including the installation of new bridge rail and widening of the bridge structure. In addition, North Avenue and Sherow Road were realigned to the east to significantly improve the sight distance at the intersection of both roads.
Additionally, North Avenue was raised four feet at the intersection with Sherow Road to increase safety during inclement weather conditions.
North Avenue averages some 5,450 vehicles per day.
"These improvements to our highway infrastructure will have a lasting impact on the overall safety and ride-ability of our county’s roadway system for years to come,” Molinaro added.
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