A project to upgrade the railroad crossing on Lake Road in downtown Congers will shut the busy road to traffic for today starting at 8 a.m. and possibly until 4 p.m. or later.
Traffic will be prevented from using Lake Road in both directions in order for the work to take place along the CSX freight line. Detour signs are being posted to alert motorists to the closing.
Kings Highway, Gilchrest Road and Route 303 are alternate routes through the area.
The project is contingent on weather conditions and there is no definite time for when Lake Road will be re-opened in Congers, although the work is expected to be completed in the late afternoon. The crossing is at grade-level with automatic gates that close as trains pass through on the West Shore Line.
Rockland Coaches Inc. says it will be rerouteing the 9/9A/9AT bus to New City using Route 303 north to Route 9W north to Route 304 south on the northbound trips and the reverse on the southbound. This should not affect bus times but will affect anyone using the bus service on Lake road between New City and Congers.