Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Shrouded Bridge Over Onondaga Lake Outlet

[2015 Governor's Press Release:]  


Work Will Require Short Term Detours, Be Completed By May

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists that work is underway on an $180,000 bridge repair project on Long Branch Road over the Onondaga Lake Outlet in Onondaga Lake County Park in Liverpool, Onondaga County. The work will cause limited traffic delays during the next few weeks.
For the past two years, barriers have been in place on the one lane bridge, reducing the sole travel lane from approximately 16 feet in width to approximately 12 feet. The ongoing work will replace four deteriorated steel beams on the center span of the truss bridge so that the bridge can be reopened to full width.
The project will require the construction of a work platform under the bridge. The platform will need to be moved approximately four times during construction. Each time the platform is moved to a different location, the bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic for a period of five to six hours. 
When these short term closures are required, vehicular traffic will be advised to seek alternate routes. The shortest detour route uses Route 370 and John Glenn Boulevard. One of the bridge’s sidewalks will remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists at all times.
All structural repair work is scheduled to be completed by the opening of the canal navigation season on May 1.

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