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Route 14A bridge detour is now in effect; Route 230 delayed

TRI-COUNTY AREA—The New York State Department of Transportation’s main road project in Schuyler County this year is the replacement of the State Route 14A bridge at Gabriel’s Junction in Reading.
This is also known as the intersection where 14A connects to Route 14.  The estimated $2,090,000 project started at the end of March.  The state expects work to finish by November.  A detour has been setup to allow traffic going between Routes 14 and 14A, utilizing a connecting road just north of the actual bridge.  According to the state, traffic will continue to use this connecting road from southbound Route 14 to Route 14A.  A turning lane has been added for northbound Route 14 traffic, allowing drivers to turn left onto 14A and use the road at the same location.
The project was awarded to Economy Paving Co. Inc. of Cortland at a cost of $2.09 million.  This project will include replacing the pier in between the northbound and southbound lanes of 14 and placement of new bridge abutments in front of the old ones, as well as complete replacement of the bridge superstructure, beams and deck.
Schuyler County is also included in work spanning multiple counties for emergency highway/bridge repairs, tree removal, and bridge painting.  The state also expects to award other bids in the spring for preventative maintenance of Route 14 from Montour to the Chemung County line, and maintenance paving of 14 in Watkins from the Fairgrounds Lane to the four-lanes of traffic.  However, no start date has been announced.
The state reminds motorists that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones.  According to the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, being convicted of two or more speeding violations in a work zone can result in a driver’s license being suspended.
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State Route 230 road work delayed again
The resurfacing of State Route 230 was postponed for a second year by the New York State Department of Transportation after being started in 2011.
Work originally began in late 2011 at the Route 54 intersection, which is the westernmost end of 230. Plans were to resurface 230 all the way to the Route 14A intersection in Dundee, the easternmost end of the road. However, the state announced last year that the project was on hold due to the lack of funds. The DOT added there is little traffic on Route 230.
According to the DOT, the state plans to continue re-paving 230 in Barrington starting in 2014. The DOT website states bids will be opened in spring of next year, with work finishing later that fall. The estimated cost is $800,000. The DOT also plans to replace a 230 bridge over Finnegan Creek in Barrington next year. It is located adjacent to the Roy Crosby Road interception. The state expects construction to start in winter of 2014 and end by fall of 2015. This separate project is estimated to cost approximately $1,200,000.
One project the state is doing this year is replacing a culvert under State Route 54, just north of the Yates/Steuben County line along the west side of Keuka Lake. Work is expected to start Monday, April 15, with a detour of traffic via Stever Hill Road, County Road 33, and County Road 32. The state estimates the work will take five weeks.
The DOT also plans on doing some preventative maintenance paving in Benton and Torrey on Routes 54 as well. Yates County is also involved in several projects spanning multiple counties. This includes bridge painting, tree removal, guide rail repairs, and emergency repairs.






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