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Paving work on Rte. 9 to be extended through Warrensburg

Employees of a DOT contractor work recently on a paving project on state Rte. 9 between Lake George and Warrensburg. As of Aug. 3, a new asphalt surface was applied northward to a point just south of the Warrensburg town line. Work on re-paving Rte. 9  through Warrensburg is expected to begin in the coming weeks, and town officials are hoping the work doesn’t conflict with the World’s Largest Garage Sale event, set for the end of September.

Employees of a DOT contractor work recently on a paving project on state Rte. 9 between Lake George and Warrensburg. As of Aug. 3, a new asphalt surface was applied northward to a point just south of the Warrensburg town line. Work on re-paving Rte. 9 through Warrensburg is expected to begin in the coming weeks, and town officials are hoping the work doesn’t conflict with the World’s Largest Garage Sale event, set for the end of September. Photo by Thom Randall.

— Paving work on state Rte. 9 in the Warrensburg-Lake George area is expected to continue into fall, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said this week.

A new asphalt surface stretching from Lake George Village to a point just south of Warrensburg was completed this past week.

In the coming weeks, the new ribbon of fresh smooth pavement is to be extended from Baker’s Crossing Road north through the Warrensburg hamlet to Morehouse Road, DOT spokeswoman Carol Breen said.

Work has been scheduled to begin by the end of October and be completed by December, but it may be accomplished sooner, she said. DOT officials are discussing a schedule change with the paving contractor, proposing that the project begin soon after Labor Day and be finished before the first week in October, she said.

Local officials said it was vital for the paving project not to be ongoing during the annual Worlds’s Largest Garage Sale, which is to be held this year on Saturday Sept. 29 and Sunday Sept. 30. The event annually brings many thousands of vehicles into town, backing up traffic for miles.

Breen said that DOT officials sought to comply.

“We are working with the contractor and town officials to determine paving dates that will have the least impact on traffic,” she said. “The final schedule is yet to be determined.”

Warrensburg Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty said Aug. 7 he hadn’t shared conversations on the issue with any representative of DOT, but he had heard that the paving project was to extend to the Warrensburg-Chester town line several miles north of downtown.

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