The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists of an overnight closure of State Route 86 in the Town of Wilmington between River Road (Essex County Route 21) and Fox Farm Road (County Route 63), in the area locally known as the Wilmington Notch southwest of the entrance to Whiteface Ski Center, from Wednesday, June 1, at 8 p.m. through Thursday, June 2, at 6 a.m., weather dependent, for previously announced drainage work.
Motorists will be directed to a signed detour utilizing Route 86, State Route 9N and State Route 73.
Once Route 86 is reopened, motorists should continue to watch for flaggers during weekday daytime hours directing alternating flows of traffic at this location for the next several weeks.
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.