Bridge to be Replaced on Ridge Road in Dover

Bridge to be Replaced on Ridge Road in Dover

Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced work to replace a bridge on Ridge Road in the Town of Dover has begun as crews install temporary traffic signals. The bridge, located over the Mill River near the intersection of Cooperstown Road, will be replaced to ensure the safety and stability of the bridge and roadway for motorists.

Project work will include replacing the structure with a new, wider bridge that will include three-foot shoulders and slightly straightening the surrounding roadway to improve safety for motorists. Ridge Road will remain open during the project as the new structure will be built adjacent to the existing bridge. The project is expected to be complete, with the road and bridge open to traffic by the end of 2024.

This section of Ridge Road averages approximately 522 vehicles per day.

Motorists are advised to plan for additional time and to exercise extra caution near the construction site, obey the posted speed limits, traffic advisory signs, and the directions from flaggers near the work zone to ensure the safety of workers and other motorists. 

For more information, please contact the Dutchess County Department of Public Works’ Engineering Division at (845) 486-2925.

Author: Harlem Valley News