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Bridge replacement meeting set

UTICA — The New York State Department of Transportation will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 16, to discuss plans for the upcoming bridge project in Fulton County at 6 p.m. Monday, March 16 at Johnstown Town Hall, 2753 Route 29. The town hall is handicapped accessible, according to a news release.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public, local businesses and elected officials with information regarding this project and to give everyone an opportunity to comment on the proposed project, which will include the replacement of the existing bridge carrying Route 10A over Caroga Creek, in the town of Johnstown. The department personnel will be available between 5:30 and 6 p.m. and after the formal presentation to address any questions or concerns that individuals may have about this project.

The $2.2 million project is scheduled for a December bid opening, with construction starting in the summer 2021. The project will include the bridge replacement of Route 10A over Caroga with improvements to the road alignment. The traffic will be detoured on Routes 10A, 10 and 29 during construction.

For more information, submission of written comments regarding this project or if a sign language interpreter, assisted listening system or other accommodation will be required to facilitate anyone’s participation in the meeting, contact Brian Hoffmann, NYSDOT regional design engineer, 207 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501, or call (315) 793-2429.

It is imperative that motorists remember to drive carefully in work zones, for their own safety and the safety of workers. 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’s license.

The NYSDOT recently unveiled a 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.

For an up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit www.511NY.org or the new mobile site at m.511ny.org.

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