With gas prices back up to $4 a gallon we aren't traveling as much these days, but if you'll be on the road, it appears that paving and other road work operations will continue through this week.

There are still slow downs in New Hartford. The Route 8 bridge over S & W Railroad, between Genesee Street and Washington Mills will have a lane closure northbound and southbound 24/7 this week. Watch out for traffic pattern changes and a speed limit reduction to 45 mph due to bridge maintenance operations. The Mill Street ramp to Route 8 south is closed for the duration of the bridge deck repairs. Mill Street remains open to businesses and patrons. The good news is that only the ramp is closed.

The most traveled road in Rome, Floyd and Marcy, Route 49 eastbound and westbound between Route 291 and the Griffiss Business Park bridge will have paving during this week. You will encounter a speed limit reduction to 55 mph. Minor delays can be expected.

Route 31 between Youngs Road, Vernon and Route 26, Vernon Center, you guessed it, road work continues. One-way alternating traffic will be controlled by flaggers. Minor delays can be expected.

In the village of Ilion, Route 51 or Otsego Street between 1st Street and Old Forge Road will have miscellaneous construction activities going on. Motorists may encounter one-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers and traffic delays.

In the villages of Whitesboro and Yorkville on Routes 69 and 5A there will be traffic signal work at the following locations:
1) Route 69 at the Whitestown Plaza/Whitesboro Middle School entrance
2) Route 5A, Yorkville at the intersection with Main Street
3) Route 5A, Yorkville at the intersection with Whitesboro Street.
Expect lane closures and flaggers that will be utilized as needed.

And finally, in the towns of Herkimer & Schuyler along Route 5 between Schuyler and Herkimer you'll be slowed down by milling and paving operations. Expect one-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers and expect minor delays.

I'm sure we've missed a few spots, well anyway, drive safely!