Repaving scheduled for State Rt. 53 in Wheeler

Local News

Drivers who take State Route 53 in the town of Wheeler might need to change their routes.

The New York State Department of Transportation announced that, weather permitting, a road reconstruction project will begin Monday, July 15, 2019 on State Route 53, approximately 0.5 miles north of County Route 13, in the town of Wheeler.

Once the lane reconstruction work is complete, both this site and the culvert site just south of this location damaged during the flood on July 5, 2019, on Route 53, will be repaved. 

Work is anticipated to be completed by mid-August 2019.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane with a one-lane, two-way traffic pattern controlled by signals on State Route 53. 

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