Watermain flushing will continue in the coming months in the neighborhoods noted above. Use caution when traveling the neighborhood roads and obey speed limits and construction signage if any in the work zones. Residents and businesses will have access to their driveways. Water Service Hook-Ups inside Residences, Businesses will continue:
We will be continuing to install "Water Service Hook-Ups" in the coming months along Rt 82 and the neighborhoods noted above. Owners will be notified ahead of time to schedule a time for the service to be installed. Plumbers service trucks will need access to all locations however, we will maintain access to resident and business driveways during the work.Well Decommissioning is scheduled to start at Residences, Businesses in the coming weeks
Well decommissioning efforts are scheduled to begin on or about December 1, 2020. Owners will be notified ahead of time to schedule a time for the work to be performed. The well decommissioning subcontractors service trucks will need access to all locations however, we will maintain access to resident and business driveways during the work.
NOTE: The water service hook-ups and well decommissioning at your residence / business will take a good amount of pre-work notifications and co-ordination and as a result we will be reaching out for you multiple times to complete the work. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate you working with us to complete the work safely and with minimal impact too your family or business. Make your family members and visitors aware that there will be both equipment and personnel working on your properties and in your residences / businesses during these activities.
At the completion of the well decommissioning activities restoration work will be scheduled in accordance with the planting seasons. In addition we may be doing shoulder restorations throughout the project. We will continue to respect your property and your concerns, however to provide the utmost safety for our employees and the residents of the area we are required to prevent persons other than authorized personnel with proper personal protective equipment into the work zone area. We will make every effort to answer your questions in a safe manner outside the work zone.
Notifications are made daily for ‘emergency response' vehicles and school buses making them aware of the work activities. Access for these services to your residence / business will be maintained .We ask that you remain patient and be aware of any roadway traffic control devices, our flaggers and the evolving traffic patterns that may be in affect during any of the work activities noted above, as we complete these next phases of work.
As we move into areas of new work on the various town, county, state roads we will update the postings.
Please contact Mr. Andrew Weber, PMP, Program Manager at 845-790-8606 if you have any questions or concerns regarding the work being performed.
Thank You in Advance for your Patience.
Two of the Dutchess County Department of Public Works' (DPW) most anticipated road and bridge construction projects of this year are moving forward in the towns of East Fishkill and Beekman:
Preliminary work on Beekman Road is anticipated to begin this week and the Phillips Road bridge project is expected to begin later in the spring. These two critical projects are being done concurrently to minimize the impact on residents and commuters, while improving the quality and safety of these two important roadways.
Preliminary project work on Beekman Road will include tree removal and clearing of shoulder areas. The total project, which received final approval from the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) in February, includes extensive reconstruction with new pavement and curve realignments, as well as improved drainage, signage, and expanded shoulders. During construction, Beekman Road will remain open and access to local businesses and driveways will be maintained. However, there will be frequent lane closures and traffic delays should be anticipated. The full project is expected to take approximately 15 months to complete.
Beekman Road is one of Dutchess County's most utilized roadways. The roadway section between the Taconic State Parkway and Sylvan Lake Road where the work will be completed averages approximately 10,000 vehicles per day.
The Phillips Road bridge project includes building a new, wider bridge to accommodate the addition of shoulders. During construction, Phillips Road will be closed near the Park Place intersection with a posted detour directing traffic along State Route 216, Green Haven Road (CR-8), and Beekman Road (CR-9). View a map of the closure and detour. Work is expected to be complete, with the new bridge open and both lanes of traffic flowing, by the end of the year.
Phillips Road averages approximately 2,500 vehicles per day.
Due to the extent of the improvements to be made, and the projects' overlapping routes, frequent lane closures and delays should be anticipated. School buses and emergency service vehicles will be given priority through the work zones. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes during the construction period to avoid delays. If travel through the construction area cannot be avoided, motorists should plan for additional time and exercise extra caution, obey the posted speed limits, traffic advisory signs, and the directions from flaggers in the work zone to ensure the safety of workers and other motorists.
For more information, please contact the Dutchess County Department of Public Works' Engineering Division at (845) 486-2925.