The New York State Department of Transportation has announced an update to the schedule for emergency slope repairs on state Route 54A in the town of Pulteney.

Work on the first site, approximately 7.5 miles north of Hammondsport, is substantially complete and the highway has been reopened in both directions. 

Work on the second site, approximately 11.5 miles north of Hammondsport, has begun with traffic reduced to one lane with flagger guidance during work operations. Full closure of the road will be required for some portion of the work. 

The full road closure is expected to go into effect on or about Monday, Oct. 16, and will take two to three weeks. Work will be active during daylight hours daily. After the work requiring full closure is completed, one lane operation will be restored. Completion of the work at this site is expected during the first week of November.

Traffic during this road closure will be directed to a detour using Boyd Hill Road, Yates CR 33, and Italy Hill Road. All work is expected to be complete by the first week of November. Message signs will give travelers advance notice of the work and provide updates

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 license.

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