Construction has begun across the Southern Tier’s bridges and roads at an $18.5 million price tag.
The maintenance work will enhance road surfaces as well as clean and repair more than 175 bridges in Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties.
The road work, to be completed this year, calls for paving, repairing and replacing guide rails, sealing cracked pavement and repainting pavement markings.
Paving will begin on the following roads this year:
- State Route 248, Town of Independence, Allegany County
- State Route 305, Town of Clarksville, Allegany County
- State Route 417, Town of Wellsville, Allegany County
- State Route 224, Town of Erin, Chemung County
- State Route 226, Towns of Reading and Tyrone, Schuyler County
- State Route 226, Towns of Bath, Bradford, Orange and Tyrone, Steuben County
- State Route 248, Town of Rexville, Steuben County
- State Route 961F, Towns of Hornellsville and Burns, Steuben County
- State Routes 21 and 371, Towns of Wayland and Cohocton, Steuben County
The road work will include pavement crack sealing, which applies a sealant to cracks created when asphalt moves due to fluctuating temperatures.
Crack sealant helps to prevent debris from entering asphalt, protecting the longevity of the pavement.