CALEDONIA – The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will begin work on culvert replacement projects on Rte. 39 in Avon and Rte. 20 in Caledonia, temporarily shutting down Rte. 20 and Rte. 39.
According to a press release from NYSDOT, the $1.1 million project will begin Monday, April 4 with the closure of a portion of Rte. 20 in Caledonia for approximately 30 days and Rte. 39 for approximately 60 days while the existing structures are removed and replaced.
Caledonia’s two culverts on Route 20 are located just west of the intersection with Rte. 5 and are in serious disrepair. The concrete has worn away completely in places, exposing the steel reinforcements. Water is ponding in fields adjacent to the culverts.
Posted detours will redirect drivers on Rte. 20 to Rte. 5, into the village of Caledonia, then to Rte 36 (Leicester Street) back to Rte. 20.
Both of Caledonia’s culverts will be replaced at the same time since there are no driveways exist between them.
Avon’s culvert on Rte. 39 is located just south of Rtes. 5& 20. The road will be closed for approximately 60 days, from July through September. A posted detour will direct drivers to take Rtes. 5&20 to I-390 and take Rte 20A in Geneseo back to Route 39.
The contractor will be Economy Paving, of Cortland, Cortland County.
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