Route 9N to be reduced to one lane for bridge construction

25 Aug Route 9N to be reduced to one lane for bridge construction

JAY — The New York State Department of Transportation today advised motorists that the bridge carrying Route 9N over the West Branch of the Ausable River between the town of Jay, Essex County, and the town of Black Brook, Clinton County, will be reduced to one alternating lane starting Monday, Aug. 29.

The lane reduction — to be controlled by a temporary traffic signal — is necessary as NYSDOT begins a $2.4 million project to replace the bridge. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

During the project, tractor-trailer trucks will be detoured onto Silver Lake Road (Clinton County Route 1), Bonnieview Road, Essex County Route 19, and State Route 86.

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’s license.

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