New Hartford and Clinton roads to undergo repaving and improvements
NEW HARTFORD/CLINTON — Roads in the villages of Clinton and New Hartford will undergo repaving by the New York State Department of Transportation.
The projects are part of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. Both are currently in development.
Genesee Street, or New York State Route 921E, and Campion Road, or Route 921 T, are scheduled to undergo repaving and improvements to signals, curb ramps and the water main.
The projected total cost of work is $3.3 to $5.6 million. The work area is from the Village Point Apartments crosswalk at 2 Paris Road to Oxford Road, Mill Street and Campion Road.
The projects will take two construction seasons, with water main replacement and signal and curb ramp working taking place in 2023, and road paving in 2024.
The water main is located underneath the sidewalk, so the sidewalk will be impacted and traffic flow will stay the same. The work will begin with tree removal in April; all residences or businesses that will be affected by the tree removal will be notified through mail.
The water main replacement is expected to begin in mid-May and be completed by Nov. 30.
Night work is projected to start in late June and end in late summer, from the hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
Copies of the project map and work plans are available at the village office at 48 Genesee St. for residents to review. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In Clinton, College Street and Utica Street, or Routes 12B and 412, will be undergoing repaving.
The approximated cost of the project is $3,100,000.
The repaving is expected to take place from the summer of 2024 to the winter of 2024 or 2025.
Clinton Mayor Elizabeth Tantillo said the roads will be closed as a result.
“When there are issues on those roads, I can’t even send out [the Department of Public Works] and fix a pothole, we have to call the state and have them fix it,” Clinton Mayor Elizabeth Tantillo said at a March 15 Clinton Chamber of Commerce meeting. “The state has decided, finally, that it’s time for the road to be redone.”
“I’ve had more complaints about the potholes across from Dunkin Donuts than I deserve to have,” she added.
Tantillo said Clinton will also be undergoing a major sewer project at the end of Meadow and Franklin streets, going onto College Street. This will also impact traffic.
“This is called a betterment project with the state, and basically the village will get a nice break, we’ll pay for materials and labor, but we don’t have to pave the road over again after we do this project and that is a major area,” Tantillo said.
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