Hochul announces reopening of State Route 28N in Hamilton County

State Route 28N in the town of Long Lake in Hamilton County is now reopened following devastating flooding that struck Upstate New York in early July.

Gov. Kathy Hochul made the announcement Saturday.

A temporary bridge over the Fishing Brook was installed in just three weeks, allowing for the removal of an 80-mile detour.

The roadway will be initially be limited to a single lane – with alternating flows of traffic controlled by temporary signals – before the temporary bridge is moved to a new alignment later this summer. That will allow for two lanes of travel and the construction of a new, permanent bridge.

State Department of Transportation engineers are expediting the design and construction of the new bridge, after the original structure suffered catastrophic damage during the storm.