01 Jun Tree removal on Route 86 in Ray Brook to reduce traffic to one lane starting June 6
Motorists are advised that sections of Route 86 in Ray Brook in the town of North Elba, Essex County, will be reduced to one lane starting Monday, June 6, as the New York State Department of Transportation removes dead pine trees along the highway.
The tree removal, expected to take one week, will be performed under the guidance of a permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The 413 trees along the highway that have been identified for removal are a hazard to the traveling public.
During the work, traffic will be reduced to an alternating single lane controlled by flaggers on portions of the 2.5-mile stretch.
It is imperative that motorists remember to drive carefully in the vicinity of this construction zone for their own safety and the safety of workers.
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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