DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - Hudson Valley motorists traveling through Dutchess County may experience delays on Route 199 as road work continues in Pine Plains.
On Wednesday, the New York State Department of Transportation announced that there will be road work on Route 199 between Chase Road and Prospect Hill Road that will result in a temporary lane closure with alternating traffic before it is fully closed for several days.
Beginning from 7 a.m. and extending through 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, the road will be reduced to a single lane with alternate traffic, controlled by flaggers. Those closures are expected to continue through Friday, May 19, when the road will be fully closed between Righters Corners Road and bean River Road for the weekend as construction continues.
The following week, single lane closures will resume from Monday, May 22 through Thursday, May 25.
Drivers have been cautioned to exercise extra precaution while traveling through the work zone and to pay additional attention to traffic control devices, signs and flaggers. The DOT reminds motorists that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.