April 8, 2008
DOT Announces Plans for Boaters on Oswego River near Rte. 104 Bridge
OSWEGO - The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced plans for boat traffic along the Oswego River during the Route 104 bridge construction project. Boats will only be allowed to pass under the bridge if they are going through Lock 8.
The DOT said buoys and warning signs will be installed north of the bridge in mid-April to warn boaters coming off the lake of the construction project. Additional buoys will be placed at Lock 8, along with a spotter boat with a “canal closed” sign and flashing lights, throughout the summer.
The bridge contractor, Vector Construction Company, will also place a debris float in the lock area when construction work is taking place over the canal.
The construction team will be in communication with the canal lock tenders, and if there is a large contingency of boats waiting, the contractor can stop construction to allow boats to pass through, according to the DOT. However, boaters should expect delays at the canal when the contractor is working near the locks.
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