After a quick culvert replacement, the state Department of Transportation reopened U.S. Route 9 in New Russia around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Bryan Viggiani, spokesman for DOT Region 1, announced the news Wednesday morning.
On June 5, after the collapse of a concrete culvert built in 1911, the DOT closed a short stretch of the road just north of this tiny hamlet's post office, between Roaring Brook Lane and Simonds Hill Road. That's about 6 miles north of Route 9's intersection with state Route 73, near Exit 30 of Interstate 87, the Adirondack Northway. Detours were set up along routes 73 and 9N, through Keene Valley.
At the time, Viggiani said the road should be reopened by the end of this week.
The DOT says an average of 677 vehicles a day use the closed stretch of Route 9, which runs from Delaware to the Canadian border at Champlain.