UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Utica Regional Office of the New York State Department of Transportation has announced that ‘Phase 2’ construction of the Route 8 Bridge over Routes 5/12 is starting on Wednesday, April 6th.

Drivers can expect to see variable message signs (V.M.S.) showing a new traffic pattern, which will include one lane of traffic in each of the north and bound lanes. Phase 2 construction is scheduled to remain in effect through the month of August.

Motorists are urged to slow down, to drive responsibly, and are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones.

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.