FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE03-15
Announces Closing Of Road Over Olivebridge Dam At Ashokan Reservoir
Commissioner Christopher O. Ward announced today that after extensive
traffic and security analyses, a decision has been made by DEP to close
Monument Road over the Olivebridge Dam at the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster
County to vehicular traffic. Monument Road is closed from Reservoir Road
to Route 28A. The closure commenced at 7 a.m. on March 19, 2003. Motorists
will continue to be able to cross the Ashokan Reservoir, but will have
to observe posted detours.
“We realize this will cause difficulty for residents of the area,
and we apologize for any inconvenience,” said Commissioner Ward.
“This decision was not made lightly, and ultimately is in the best
interest of protecting the water supply that serves so many millions of
New Yorkers both in the five boroughs of New York City and upstate counties.”