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June 1, 2007

Watch for Road Construction on County Highways this Summer

Summer is here and that means there's more traffic on our highways. Families are getting out of the house and enjoying the warm weather, and our summer visitors are enjoying our great fishing, camping, and summer events.

Summer is also road construction season. Although construction zones may seem like an inconvenience to drivers, road repairs benefit motorists and taxpayers in the long run. Deteriorated roads can cause unsafe driving conditions, more wear and tear on your car, and more expensive maintenance and repair projects down the road.

This summer the Oswego County Department of Public Works Highway Division will resurface or repair approximately 43 miles of county highway. Many of these projects will involve short stretches of highway scattered throughout the county. Some will be more extensive. Please keep in mind that the highway department will adjust this list of road projects if necessary.

You may encounter construction work on these sections of county highways:

  • Route 2A near the Pulaski transfer station;
  • Route 2 in Orwell and Redfield;
  • Route 4 in Volney and Palermo;
  • Route 7 in Oswego Town and Hannibal;
  • Route 12 in Schroeppel;
  • Route 17 in Redfield;
  • Route 31 in Minetto;
  • Route 45 in Hastings;
  • Route 46 near the Hinmansville Bridge;
  • Route 48 in Richland;
  • Route 53 in Scriba;
  • County Route 57 in Volney;
  • Route 57A in Schroeppel; and
  • Route 176 in Volney.

Scheduled bridge projects include Route 4 over Catfish Creek in Palermo, Route 37 over Caughdenoy Creek in Hastings, Town Garage Road over Ninemile Creek in Hannibal, and Route 41 over Grindstone Creek in Richland. Other work will include roadside mowing and repairs to signs and guardrails along the highways.

Please remember, when driving through a work zone of any type, to:

  • Watch for signs. Stay alert and follow instructions of highway crews.
  • Obey speed limits. A car traveling at 60 miles an hour is moving 86 feet per second.
  • Don't tailgate. A rear-end collision is the most common crash in a highway work zone. Leave at least two seconds of braking distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Be especially careful at night.

For more information on county highway projects, contact the Oswego County Department of Public Works, weekdays, phone 349-8331 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 8331. If you're planning a trip across New York State, you can find helpful information on major road construction projects on this Web site sponsored by the New York State Transportation Federation: http://www3.travelinfony.com/carsgoogle/

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