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Work resumes on damaged Route 5

Workers expect replacement to be completed quickly

Rifenburg road crew member Rich Johnson removes the flagger warning sign from Route 5 at the end of a day of work in October in the town of Mohawk.
Rifenburg road crew member Rich Johnson removes the flagger warning sign from Route 5 at the end of a day of work in October in the town of Mohawk.
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Crews are back at work with heavy machinery west of Fonda, rebuilding the half-mile section of Route 5 damaged by a train derailment more than three months ago. A crew from Rifenburg Construction began setting up flags and making cuts for culverts Wednesday and will narrow the road to single-lane traffic this morning as excavators tear up chunks of pavement, according to state Department of Transportation spokesman Jim Piccola. The project comes roughly a month ...

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