The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists that State Route 74 will be closed between U.S. Route 9 at Exit 28 of the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) and the intersection with State Route 9N/State Route 22 in the Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County, from 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, until 6 a.m. Monday, May 8, to facilitate the replacement of a culvert at Eagle Lake, weather permitting. The rain dates for this work and closure are from May 12 to May 15.
During the closure, detours will be posted for motorists on the following routes that would normally use State Route 74 to reach their destinations:
- Southbound Northway: Take Exit 31 for State Route 9N southbound, then take State Route 9N/State Route 22 southbound at Westport to reach Ticonderoga and points beyond.
- Northbound Northway: Take Exit 25 for State Route 8 northbound, then take State Route 9N northbound in Hague to reach Ticonderoga and points beyond.
- Southbound U.S. Route 9: Take State Route 9N southbound in Elizabethtown, then take State Route 9N/State Route 22 southbound at Westport to reach Ticonderoga and points beyond.
- Northbound U.S. Route 9: Take State Route 8 northbound in Chestertown, then take State Route 9N northbound in Hague to reach Ticonderoga and points beyond.
- Southbound State Route 9N: Continue to State Route 8 southbound at Hague to reach the Northway at Exit 25.
- Northbound State Route 9N: Continue on combined State Route 9N/State Route 22, then take State Route 9N northbound at Westport to reach the Northway at Exit 31.
All local properties will remain accessible up to the work zone.
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 www.511NY.org or download the free 511NY mobile app.
Photo at top: Image courtesy of Bryan Viggiani of the NYS DOT.