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January 4, 2002

Contact: Geoff Ryan (718) 595-6600

City To Reopen Roadway Over The Kensico Dam To Passenger Vehicles

Commissioner Joel A. Miele, Sr., P.E., of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the agency has reopened the roadway over the Kensico Dam to passenger vehicles, including sport utility vehicles and light pickup trucks. Box trucks, dump trucks, step vans, trailers and other large vehicles will be prohibited. Security checkpoints at either end of the roadway will be manned by police officers around the clock, seven days a week. Signs prohibiting trucks are being placed at appropriate locations. The agency has acted in consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is developing and implementing a security program for DEP's Water Supply infrastructure.

"We closed the roadway in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th," said Commissioner Miele, "and we regret the inconvenience that may have caused area residents."


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