Albion closing culvert on Phipps Road, pending thorough inspection

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 September 2022 at 9:28 pm

ALBION – The Town of Albion is closing a section of Phipps Road to the traveling public starting tomorrow until the culvert (bridge) that crosses Otter Creek can have a thorough inspection, Highway Superintendent Michael Neidert said.

The culvert at the west end of Phipps Roads near Eagle Harbor Road was inspected today and Neidert and John Papponetti, the county DPW commissioner and engineer, agreed it is in the best interest and safety of the public that the bridge be closed to traffic until a more thorough inspection can be done.

The town has applied for the Bridge NY grant to replace the culvert but has was denied, Neidert said.

The town will know more once the culvert is given a thorough inspection, Neidert said.