Tiorati Brook Road in the Stony Point section of Harriman State Park is back open after the completion of $200,000 in repairs to a weather-damaged bridge.
State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald and state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey said the project came in $150,000 under the projected budget.
“We were very pleased to work with our partners at the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission to reopen this lovely parkroad,” McDonald said. “This road provides recreational access to the Lake Tiorati Beach, several children’s camps, and numerous hiking trails. This project is a prime example of state agency cooperation to get the work done.”
Tiorati Brook Road, a seasonal road within Harriman State Park, was closed in December 2011 by weather damage to a bridge and nearby culvert. Contractor E. Daskal Corporation of Hillburn completed the project in just over a month.
“Harriman State Park, with over 47,000 acres, is just an incredible natural oasis in metropolitan New York," Harvey said. "I am grateful for the assistance of the Department of Transportation in helping New Yorkers to access and enjoy popular areas of this wonderful facility.”
The repaired bridge is located on Tiorati Brook Road, about 1.5 miles east of Palisades Interstate Parkway Exit 16 in Stony Point.