Starting Wednesday, Avoid Route 23A, delays expected

Truckers: Watch for Detour on Route 23A in Greene County for Paving Work

A tractor-trailer detour will be in effect starting Wednesday, July 19, on the stretch of Route 23A between Haines Falls and Palenville, in the towns of Hunter and Catskill in Greene County, through the Mountain Cloves Scenic Byway section of this state highway.

The Route 23A paving — west of Route 32A — is in the vicinity of the New York State Department of Transportation’s slope repair project. Paving is weather dependent and should conclude by the end of the month.

Trucks will be rerouted only during the contractor’s work hours, from 7 a.m. to 7:30 pm.

Passenger vehicles will still be able to access this stretch of Route 23A. Traffic for passenger vehicles will be reduced to a single alternating lane of traffic controlled by flaggers.

Flaggers will also be on site to assist trucks at the detour points.

For eastbound truckers, the suggested detour is Route 214 to Route 28, with access to the New York State Thruway from there.

For northbound truckers, the suggested detour is Route 296 to Route 23.

For westbound truckers, the suggested detour is Route 32 to Route 23.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

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