Chenango Road bridge closed until further notice

The New Hartford Highway superintendent says there have been issues with this bridge for the past few years.

Posted: May 13, 2019 5:13 PM
Updated: May 13, 2019 5:16 PM

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- A portion of Chenango Road between Lomond Place and Old Campion Road is closed until further notice for bridge repairs.

The New Hartford Highway superintendent says there have been issues with this bridge for the past few years.

The north side was rebuilt a couple years ago, but the south side was never redone.

Heavy rain on Friday raised the Sauquoit Creek water levels up and deteriorated the dirt around the bridge, which is why it closed.

"The design of the bridge for the fix has been done. Right now, they are applying for permits through DEC and Army Core to get those permits so we can go in and fix the structure. This has been ongoing but like I said for the recent rain on Friday it has made it worse where the engineer said for public safety we need to close the bridge,” said Richard Sherman, the highway superintendent.

the road could reopen in the late summer and early fall, but it's closed until further notice.

Article Comments

Utica
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 89°
Oneonta
Few Clouds
87° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 89°
Herkimer
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 89°
Thendara
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 89°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click for Boilermaker Results & Coverage
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Less that 50 Golf Cards left ... only $79.99 for 28 courses
Great California Adventure with Callihan Marshall