While at first the repairing of a bridge which causes a road to be closed seems like an inconvenience, think about what could happen if our bridges and roads weren't well-maintained. It's something no one wants to think about.

Which is why the Dutchess County Department of Public Works works hard to keep our roads and bridges maintained. The DPW has announced that work will begin on the bridge on Hurley Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie on Thursday, August 30. This is a one-way bridge located over Wappinger Creek near the intersection of Scout Road. The plan is to repaint the steel and repair and fix its concrete surface.

As a result of the construction, Hurley road will be closed on or about August 30 and is expected to remain closed until early October. If you travel this road, there will be a detour route along Scout Road, Hibernia Road, and North Avenue (County Route 72) to get you around the construction.

The DPW is asking motorists to plan for additional time and be aware of the speed limit along the detour route as well as driving slowly around the construction site for the safety of the workers. If you have any questions or would like more information in regards to this project, call the Dutchess County Department of Public Works at 845-486-2925.

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