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RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Thursday that access to several Adirondack facilities would be temporarily limited due to construction work.

Starting Wednesday this week, state Department of Transportation contractors will be washing the state Route 3 bridge at the Second Pond boat launch. Water of a similar temperature to the Saranac River at that location will be falling from the bridge for three to five days.

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Gulf Brook Road, which leads to Boreas Ponds, will be closed during the week between the Four Corners and the Fly Pond gate due to heavy equipment and hazardous road conditions. The road will be open to the public from 5 p.m. on Friday through sundown on Sunday each weekend. The DEC said in a press release that the road will be closed frequently during the next few months as improvements and parking areas are constructed.

Finally, the Upper Locks between Middle and Lower Saranac Lakes will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday. Middle Saranac Lake will be inaccessible to boats during the two days, and DEC will ensure campers are off the lake before work commences.

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