Forestport detour around bridge work in place until July

Traffic patterns will change in Forestport as NYSDOT works on rehabilitating two bridges along Route 28.

Posted: Mar 23, 2021 4:31 PM
Updated: Mar 23, 2021 6:20 PM

FORESTPORT, N.Y. – Two bridges along Route 28 in Forestport will be rehabilitated to make traveling between the Mohawk Valley and Adirondacks easier and safer, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. 

The $2.2 million project includes replacing the decks on the bridges over Forestport Reservoir and the bridge over Woodhull Road. 

“The decks are in bad shape; they need to be redone. We've done repairs over the years. Again, right now, repairing them would be just throwing your money away. Basically, we're doing a rehab on the decks on both bridges,” said Jim Piccola, NYSDOT.

Crews will also install new concrete barriers and guiderails, and the pavement between both will be resurfaced.

Work will begin on Monday, March 29 at 9 a.m.

According to NYSDOT, traffic will be detoured around the construction area over the next few months. Traffic will be directed along Route 12 and Hawkinsville/Woodgate Road for roughly seven miles, and a temporary traffic light will be installed at the intersection of Route 28 and Woodgate Road. 

The bridges are expected to reopen in July, and the remaining work completed by the end of the summer.

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