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DETOUR - A portion of the Old Military Road outside of Lake Placid — formally known as Essex County Route 35 — will be closed from Aug. 15 to Oct. 1 for road construction, according to Essex County Department of Public Works Superintendent Anthony LaVigne. The road closure will occur from State Route 86 (seen here) to Mill Pond Road at the Lake Placid firehouse. The Old Military Road section between the firehouse and Route 73 at the North Elba Showgrounds will remain open; however, construction will continue and delays are expected. Rifenberg Construction is resurfacing the road and replacing the bridge over the Chubb River.


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