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Essex County Route 73 repairs postponed

KEENE, N.Y. (AP) State transportation officials say they've postponed a project to repair the slopes along one of the main roads in the Adirondack Mountains.

Department of Transportation officials announced Thursday evening that the work scheduled for Route 73 in Essex County has been put on hold after the discovery of a fiber-optic cable line in an unexpected location.

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The work hasn't been rescheduled yet. It was supposed to start and finish by Memorial Day weekend.

The project will repair the slopes along the stretch of Route 73 near the Cascade Lakes between the village of Lake Placid and the town of Keene. Plans called for lane closures for 21 consecutive days and a complete closure of the road for a full weekend.

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