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Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced work is expected to begin the week of June 19th to replace Bridge M-7 on Academy Hill Road (CR 51) in the Town of Milan. The bridge, located over the Roeliff Jansen Kill, is in need of replacement due to structural deficiencies. Project work includes the replacement of the existing bridge and abutments and the widening of the bridge structure to include 4-foot shoulders. Project work is anticipated to be complete by late fall.
Academy Hill Road will be closed beginning June 22nd, and will remain closed for the duration of the project. A detour route will be posted. View a project detour map.
Motorists are advised to plan for additional time and to exercise extra caution on the detour route, obey the posted speed limits, traffic advisory signs, and the directions from flaggers in the work zone to ensure the safety of workers and other motorists. Bridge M-7 averages approximately 125 vehicles per day.
For more information, please contact the Dutchess County Department of Public Works’ Engineering Division at (845) 486-2925.