This week you can expect to see road work crews throughout Central NY.  In Oneida County there are ongoing bridge work projects in New Hartford, Utica, Rome and Vernon.

If you're traveling through Rome expect continued bridge closures due to long-term rehabilitation. The following bridges will remain closed through the end of the year:
• Route 26 north bridge over Route 365 west
• Route 49/69 bridge over Route 365 west
• Route 49/69 bridge over Route 26 north.
Signs and variable message boards are in place to advise you of the detour routes.

You'll find bridge work in Utica this week as well. According to the NYSDOT, joint repair work is happening at the following locations:

Route 5S westbound between Broadway and Auditorium Drive will be closed today, Monday, May 20, between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 pm. The closure is needed to make water main repairs. A signed, local detour will be in place. Delays will be encountered.

Road work will be found on I-790, on the southbound bridge over the Barge Canal. Motorists will encounter a lane closure and changing traffic patterns. A speed limit reduction to 45 mph begins at Mulaney Road and continues thru the work zone. Please use extreme caution while driving thru this area.

Demolition work as part of the arterial expansion project continues. Also, in Utica the Route 12 south ramp to State Street (right lane) will remain closed for approximately 2 months. Motorists wishing to access State Street from Route 12 south will be directed to use the Oriskany Street east exit, right onto Broadway, right onto Lafayette Street, to State Street.

And finally in the village of New Hartford, the Route 5 (Seneca Turnpike) traffic signal work continues between Route 5B/ Middle Settlement Road and Alexandria Road, the Sangertown Mall entrance. Motorists will encounter daily lane closures. Flaggers will be utilized as needed. Minor delays. And in the Village of Vernon, the Route 5 bridge over Sconondoa Creek is experiencing road work. Motorists will encounter lane shifts eastbound and westbound and a speed limit reduction to 35 mph in the work zone. Minor delays.

The NYS Department of Transportation hopes these improvements will make your travels easier.

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