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Section of Parkway in Carlton will close for winter

Posted 16 November 2018 at 12:12 pm

Press Release, NYS Department of Transportation

CARLTON – The New York State Department of Transportation today announced it is preparing for its annual closure of a 2-mile stretch of Lake Ontario State Parkway west of Route 98 in the town of Carlton, Orleans County.

The closure is anticipated to go into effect on Monday, Nov. 26, at 9 a.m. and last until next spring.

A detour will be in place for motorists to exit at Route 98 and take Route 18 to continue west.

The savings in de-icing materials, equipment maintenance, and in repairs to the often damaged pavement come spring is expensive and consumes many hours of manpower. Eliminating excess use of heavy plow equipment would preserve the existing infrastructure including pavement and bridges over Oak Orchard Creek.

About 800 cars travel this section every day and likely even less in the winter. The Parkway already prohibits commercial truck traffic.

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