Hollow Road reopened after culvert collapse

Hollow Road (County Road 14) in the Town of Clinton was closed between Route 9G and N. Quaker Lane (County Road 16) starting July 31. However, it was reopened Aug. 15 after repairs were completed.

The closure was a result of a collapsed culvert, which allows a tributary of Crum Elbow Creek to pass under the road.

The Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW) had advised motorists that only local traffic is permitted in this section of the roadway.

The road, which averages approximately 3,300 cars per day, was expected to be closed for several weeks, pending repair plan approval from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. However, impending fair traffic spurred the repairs to be completed much faster.

“Thanks to the hard work of our highway and bridge crews, we were able to get this job done quickly, ensuring motorist safety and keeping a popular Fair route accessible for Dutchess County Fair visitors,” said County Executive Marc Molinaro in a news release.

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