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Route 5 section to open for buses

Road damaged in June train derailment

Route 5 at Martin Road in the town of Mohawk, remains closed as work nears completion after the derailment in July Thursday. It is set to reopen this Wednesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Route 5 at Martin Road in the town of Mohawk, remains closed as work nears completion after the derailment in July Thursday. It is set to reopen this Wednesday.
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Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Transportation Director Jim Lathers is a happy man. He recently got word that a section of Route 5 that’s been closed since two CSX trains derailed two months ago will be open in time for the beginning of school. “This really makes our lives easier,” he said. According to state Department of Transportation spokesman Jim Piccola, Route 5 between Hickory Hill and Reservoir Road will be open to traffic at the ...

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