TRAVEL ADVISORY: Rte. 54A south of Branchport reduced to one lane

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that State Route 54A in the Town of Pulteney is reduced to one lane at a location approximately 2.5 miles south of the hamlet of Branchport. Both directions of traffic will be accommodated in one lane using temporary traffic signals.

This lane closure has been implemented due to a landslide, and is expected to be in place for an extended period while repair options are evaluated and designed. An updated travel advisory will be issued prior to the start of the repairs at this site.

It is imperative that motorists remember to drive carefully through the many highway and bridge construction zones they will encounter this season. 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. To learn more about the Move Over law and what we’re doing to keep workers and motorists safe in highway construction zones, visit

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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