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Route 73 work through Cascades postponed

Cascade Pass in Essex County

Cascade Pass in Essex County Photo by Andy Flynn.

— The New York State Department of Transportation Thursday, May 2 advised motorists that construction on a project to make slope repairs this month along Route 73 in the vicinity of Cascade Lakes between Lake Placid and Keene, Essex County, has been postponed.

Work was to occur between Lower Cascade Lake to near Bobsled Run Road, and was to include one full weekend closure of Route 73.

The work has been postponed after the discovery of a fiber-optic cable line in an unexpected location. The work has not yet been rescheduled. Since the work requires lane closures for 21 consecutive days, work is not expected to begin before Memorial Day to avoid impacting that holiday weekend.

For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.

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