Construction of the new bridge on State Route 14A over Big Stream at the south end of the village of Dundee will begin soon.
This project will completely replace the bridge carrying Route 14A over Big Stream, located between Chambers and Saunders streets. The new bridge will be a concrete multi-beam structure.
The $2 million project will be paid for with state and federal funds and should be complete by mid-November, according to information provided by the New York State Department of Transportation.
Traffic will be accommodated using a temporary bridge on-site and traffic signals will direct vehicles at the nearby intersections in order to minimize driver impacts, according to the DOT.
This project is part of $36 million in road and bridge projects planned for the Southern Tier.
Other projects in Region 6 include:
• I 86 Repairing pavement, along with minor bridge repairs, in order to provide a smooth driving surface and extend the pavement life on Interstate 86. The majority of work will be completed using night construction to minimize driver impacts on this busy route. The project will use an innovative lighting system that allows for improved efficiency, safety and cost savings.
• Bridge Maintenance: This project will include painting, replacing bearings and other general repairs on a number of bridges in the Southern Tier. Work will be completed this fall. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open on the bridges at all times during construction to minimize driver impacts.
• Route 14 over the Chemung River: The project includes repairing the deck and other concrete elements on the structure. Work is expected to be completed this fall. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open on the bridge at all times during construction to minimize driver impacts.
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.
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