Featured Project: Streamside Infrastructure

culvert installation

After flooding washed out the roadway in 2010, an appropriately-sized culvert was installed under Bradkin Road in Olive.


In October 2010 a flood washed out a stream crossing along Bradkin Road in the Town of Olive. This stream crossing was the only way for residents to access their property. The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program granted $107,480 to the Town of Olive to replace the crossing with a new culvert that is sized appropriately for the stream channel. Using engineered designs from Ulster County Soil & Water Conservation District and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Town Highway Department installed the culvert in the summer of 2011. The culvert survived Tropical Storms Irene and Lee later that year.