Paving the way on Route 199
MILLERTON — The lane resurfacing on Route 199 in Millerton was completed on Monday, June 20, but contractors will continue to work sporadically to finish the final stages of the project.Work is not expected to completely wrap up for another three weeks because driveway ends need to be repaved, the road shoulders need to be finished and permanent road stripes need to be applied. Some of these final stages will require renewed lane closures.The project, which is between Winchell Mountain Road and Route 22, is repaving both lanes for an approximate 2.1-mile (4.2 “lane mile”) stretch.John Orlandi, an on-site Department of Transportation technician, said the crew has received several compliments from drivers and local residents. He said it was a welcome change from the usual complaints they receive from drivers.The Route 199 resurfacing is part of a larger project that includes eight locations in Dutchess, Columbia and Putnam counties. All locations are being worked on at the same time, so the completion of the final stages of the Route 199 segment will depend on the scheduling of the larger project.