State Route 223 paving maintenance project is set for Horseheads, Erin and Van Etten

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The New York State Department of Transportation announced a pavement maintenance project will begin June 17 on State Route 223 in the towns of Horseheads, Erin and Van Etten in Chemung County.

The project will be constructed using two different pavement treatments along the length of State Route 223.

The first section, from State Route 13 to the Erin Town Hall, will receive a simple single course asphalt overlay paving. The remaining length of State Route 223 between Erin and State Route 224 will be completed in two stages.

The first stage of treatment will be a heater scarification treatment, also known as hot-in-place recycling. 

This segment will also receive a single course asphalt overlay after the heater scarification is completed.  Work is anticipated to be complete by mid-July weather permitting.

Traffic will be maintained with a one lane, two-way alternating flagging operation. The public should expect delays.  Motorists are urged to slow down and safely move over when approaching roadside vehicles displaying red, white, blue, amber or green lights, including maintenance and construction vehicles in work zones.

To learn more about the Move Over law and what we’re doing to keep workers and motorists safe in highway construction zones, visit the work zone safety website .

It is imperative that motorists remember to drive carefully through the many highway and bridge construction zones they will encounter this season.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

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