The New York State Department of Transportation announces that bridge joint replacement work will begin on State Route 14 between State Route 54 and Swarthout Road in the village of Dresden on Sept. 24. Work will consist of removing and replacing existing bridge joints. Work is anticipated to last approximately two weeks, weather permitting.
Two-way traffic will be maintained with lane shifts while work is being conducted. It is imperative that motorists remember this season to drive carefully through the many highway and bridge construction zones they will encounter.
NYSDOT recently unveiled a new public service announcement and social media campaign focused on the importance of driving responsibly in work zones. The video highlights the importance of paying attention in work zones and obeying New York State’s “Move Over” laws. Motorists are urged to slow down and safely move over when approaching roadside vehicles displaying red, white, blue, amber or green lights, including maintenance and construction vehicles in work zones.
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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