Retaining wall construction underway

River Road is expected to reopen for regular traffic on Thursday, April 25.

Jennifer Markow

Retaining wall construction underway

CORNWALL — Road closures are in effect as work to replace the retaining wall along River Road takes place.

The work began April 15 and is due to be completed April 25. Crews have been putting in extra hours to stay on schedule.

The stretch of River Road between Falls Village and West Cornwall will be closed during working hours. The covered bridge in West Cornwall will remain open.

The bulk of the work involves installing pre-cast concrete sections, which will be combined with rock to create a retaining wall strong enough to weather the high-velocity currents that follow summer storms. The previous wall had been damaged in the summer of 2023 after rapids jostled the rocks loose.

River Road will be closed during working hours, but will be opened at night and on weekends, until the wall is completed.

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