Traffic Alert: Route 5, 8, 12 daily lane closures through month of September


NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) – The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Utica Regional Office has issued the following traveler advisory for motorists in the Town of New Hartford and the City of Utica, Oneida County:

From Thursday, September 9 thru Friday, October 8, 2021 motorists on the North-South Arterial (Route 5/8/12) between Route 840 and Burrstone Road can expect to see daily lane closures from 9:00AM – 3:00PM due bridge maintenance and inspection work.

Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  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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