Thursday, September 8, 2022

UPDATED: Watch for Closure on Route 86 in Ray Brook Sept 18


UPDATE: The closure, which will facilitate the replacement of large culvert over the Little Ray Brook, begins Sept. 18 and is expected to last until Friday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m., weather permitting.  

 The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists that State Route 86 in Ray Brook in the Town of North Elba, Essex County, will be closed just west of the intersection of McKenzie Pond Road (County Route 33) from to facilitate the replacement of large culvert over the Little Ray Brook.

During the closure, a detour will be posted for motorists to use McKenzie Pond Road (County Route 33), which becomes Pine Street and River Road in the Village of Saranac Lake, and Route 86.

Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

Motorists are reminded to Move Over a lane, if safely possible, or slow down significantly whenever encountering roadside vehicles displaying red, white, blue, amber or green lights, including maintenance and construction vehicles in work zones.

For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit or download the free 511NY mobile app.

Image: Map of McKenzie Pond Road and Route 86 in Ray Brook.

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