Update from the Putnam County Traffic Safety Board: ***Revised Schedule 6/4-6/8***

Update from the Putnam County Traffic Safety Board:

***Revised Schedule 6/4-6/8***           

Work will continue Monday thru Friday 9am-4pm.

Monday will be prep work & layout.

Milling & Paving will be starting on Tuesday with the left turning lanes & gore areas from Old Rt. 6 (the west side of Putnam Plaza) to Rt. 312. There will be either lane shifting or alternating traffic based on the work location. As discussed at the meeting, there will be a lot of moving parts to the operation, please be prepared.

Sunday 6/10, as stated in the 6/10 notification, the milling & paving will continue from the Rt. 52/Rt. 6 split, 8pm to 6am.

All work is weather dependent and will shift accordingly.

Milling & Paving Update! Week of 6/4 to 6/8 and 6/10/ to 6/15

Week of 6/4-6/8

Route 6
Rt. 52 eastbound to Rt. 312

Rt. 312 westbound to Rt. 52

Work will continue Monday thru Friday, 9am-4pm with the prep work and layout.

Any remaining paving prep work will be done along with layout. There will either be lane shifting or alternating traffic based on the work location and activity.

All work is weather dependent and will shift accordingly.

Please expect delays. Find alternate routes where possible and please be courteous to other drivers and the project workers.

Rt. 312 westbound to Rt. 52
Work will continue Monday thru Friday 9am-4pm with the prep work and layout.
Any remaining paving prep work will be done along with layout. There will be either lane shifting or alternating traffic based on the work location & activity.

All work is weather dependent and will shift accordingly. Expect delays, please be patient and drive carefully

 

 

Week of 6/10-6/15

Route 6

Rt. 52 eastbound to Rt. 312

Rt. 312 westbound to Rt. 52

Milling and paving will begin on Sunday night, 6/10 from 8:00pm to 6:00am, Sunday thru Friday, 6/10-6/15. Current anticipated schedule is Sunday thru Thursday, but any inclement weather or other issues will shift the work thru Friday. There will be a total of 5 nights milling and paving. Weather and any other issues will shift the work thru Friday and/or the following week.

Any remaining milling and paving work that is not completed the week of 6/10-6/15 (or shifted 5 days) will be done during the daytime hours of 9am-4pm the following week, 6/18-6/22 (or shifted 5 days).

The milling and paving will begin at the Rt. 52/Rt.6 split and continue east thru Rt. 312.

Updates will be posted as to the project progress.

Please expect delays. Find alternate routes where possible and please be courteous to other drivers and the project workers.

The draft of Putnam County’s 2018 MS4 Annual Report for the Stormwater Management Program is available on the internet for public review.

The draft of Putnam County’s 2018 MS4 Annual Report for the Stormwater Management

Program is available on the internet for public review. The draft of the report has been

posted on Putnam County’s website at www.putnamcountyny.gov/highwaydept/MS4.  The

public can review this report online and submit comments using the “Annual Report

Comment Form” until May 31, 2018.  Putnam County’s draft MS4 Annual Report

is also available for review at the Putnam County Department of Highways & Facilities,

located at 842 Fair Street, Carmel, New York 10512, and the Putnam County Department of Planning, Development, & Public Transportation, located at 2 Route 164, Patterson, NY 12563.

Milling and Resurfacing Project from Rte 6 to Rte 52 and Rte. 6 to Rte 312

From the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and Traffic Safety Board

Milling and Resurfacing Project from Rte 6 to Rte 52 and Rte. 6 to Rte 312

The long awaited road work and paving for the roads mentioned above is about to begin and you might have already seen the Variable Message Boards flashing

Roadwork Ahead  9 am – 4 pm.

Preliminary work has begun in the catch basins with the expected milling and filling work to begin approximately June 11th. This project is expected to take between 3-5 weeks, working during the day and some nights, and is dependent on weather conditions and construction unknowns. As we have been told by the NYS DOT Project Engineer, be prepared for some traffic inconveniences, loud noises, dust/dirt and general frustrations. However, please remember, as with most construction renovations, the outcome will be well worth it. The safety of our residents, our local businesses, school schedules and emergency services have all been discussed as to keeping the impact of the project at a minimal.

For up-to-date information, please look at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department website and Facebook page, the Putnam County Traffic Safety Board’s website and Facebook page, the Town of Carmel website and your local newspapers.

Drewville Road Bridge Reopened

CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announces the reopening of the Drewville Road Bridge in Carmel. The New York State Department of Transportation has approved the reopening today, Friday, December 15, after the Putnam County Highways and Facilities Department completed the necessary repairs to the infrastructure.

“I am so proud of our highway department workers who came through as promised to have the bridge open in two weeks’ time, even under the recent harsh weather conditions,” said Odell. “Repairing our aging infrastructure is a priority for the county so we can ensure the safety of our residents.”

The highway department constructed temporary shoring for the bridge that will support the safe travel across the Drewville Road Bridge.

“The process required two weeks to make the repair,” explained Fred Pena, Highways and Facilities Commissioner. “Week 1 included designing the shoring, gathering equipment and material, obtaining permits and developing a work plan. During Week 2 the execution of the repair was done.”

A full replacement of the Drewville Road Bridge is scheduled for 2019.

Putnam’s Highway Departments prepare for the inclement weather with winter operations training

Winter is nearly upon us again, and municipal Highway Departments throughout the region are busy preparing equipment and personnel for their upcoming snow plowing , keeping our roads safe for travel. Recently, Highway personnel from 3 counties gathered at the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services Training Center to attend a course on Winter Plowing Operations & Safety, delivered by Ground Force Training, Inc.
Highway Superintendents and their personnel representing the following municipalities participated:

  • Putnam County Highway & Facilities Dept.
  • Town of Dover
  • Town of Kent
  • Town of Philipstown
  • Town of Patterson
  • Town of Southeast
  • Town of Yorktown
  • Village of Cold Spring

Putnam’s Commissioner of Highways & Facilities, Fred Pena, the host of the training, spoke of Putnam County’s commitment to public safety and the safety of the highway personnel that keep the roads open during the winter storms that frequent our area.

This is the third year of the training at the county. County Safety Officer John O’Connor, who coordinated the activity, stated that since its inception, the training program has reduced safety related incidents as well as greatly contributed to more efficiency during plowing operations. The increased efficiency and reduced incidents translates to taxpayer savings by using less materials (salt,sand), less man hours and extending equipment service life.

Workers Repair Pillars to Historic Putnam County Courthouse

CARMEL, NY — As the second oldest county courthouse still in use in New York State, it’s no surprise that the Putnam County Courthouse requires structural repairs from time to time.  On November 14, 2016, Putnam Highway Department workers, Joe Murdock, Justyn Lewis and Mark Semo, repaired pillars, which were added to the Courthouse during an 1847 renovation.

Joe Murdock, Justyn Lewis and Mark Semo.

Pictures from Left: Joe Murdock, Mark Semo, and Justyn Lewis