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Bridge replacement on Route 8 begins in New Hartford

By WKTV News

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - The southbound bridge deck of State Route 8 over the New York Susquehanna and Western Railroad in the Town of New Hartford is being removed and that is causing some traffic alerts for drivers in the area.

Slate Hill Constructors, out of Warners, began the removal of the bridge deck on Monday in the Town of New Hartford, and will be replacing it with a cast-in-place deck.

According to the New York State Department of Transportation, Route 8 will remain open during the duration of the deck replacement. Southbound traffic will shift onto the northbound deck, with one lane of traffic running in each direction on the regular northbound deck.

Beginning on Monday, however, the Mill Street ramp onto southbound Route 8 will be closed. Motorists should follow a signed detour to the Route 8 southbound ramp off of Campion Road, which is north of the Mill Street ramp. Work should be completed and the Mill Street ramp reopened to traffic later this summer.

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