UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Utica Regional Office of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has announced that a new traffic pattern will begin on the Route 8 bridge over 5/12 in Utica and New Hartford starting Wednesday, August 10th.

While traveling east on Route 840 to Route 8 south over Routes 5/12, drivers can expect to encounter a single lane of traffic over the new bridge, which will remain throughout the duration of the project as crews progress work on both the bridge and ramps.

Motorists are urged to slow down, to drive responsibly, and are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. Convictions of two or more speeding tickets could result in a suspended driver’s license.

For up-to-date travel information, you can call 511, visit www.511NY.org, or download the free 511NY mobile app. You can also follow New York State DOT on Twitter: @NYSDOT and Mohawk Valley @ NYSDOTUtica, find NYSDOT on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT.