MOHAWK VALLEY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — The New York State Department of Transportation has issued several road closings and travel advisories throughout the Mohawk Valley. Eyewitness News is committed to making your vacation — or workday commute — as smooth as possible.

Watch this page for information on New York State DOT travel advisories, road closings and road work to make your trip a smooth one.

Road Closings

The New York State Department of Transportation announced on Friday, September 29 that several off-ramps in the City of Utica will be closed on Saturday, September 30.

Off-ramps will be closed along State Route 8 in the city during the day on September 30 to facilitate paving operations, weather permitting. The closures will be in the following order:

  • Campion Road
  • Mill Street
  • Genesee Street

The paving is expected to begin at 6 am on Saturday, September 30 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the same day. Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes while the work is being done. Variable message signs will also notify motorists of the work.


The DOT announced on Friday, August 25 that a portion of State Route 31 in the Town of Verona will be closed beginning on Tuesday, September 5.

The closure will be located just east of Route 31’s intersection with State Route 46 to Canal Street in the town. The closure will be facilitating a culvert replacement project on State Route 31 over the Old Erie Canal.

Motorists will be directed to follow a signed detour which will utilize State Routes 365, 365A and 46. Variable message signs will be notifying motorists of work.

The DOT expects the closure to last approximately six weeks, and the reopening of the road is scheduled for mid-October.


The New York State Department of Transportation announced on Monday, August 21 that they will close the Lomond Place on-ramp to the Arterial beginning on Tuesday. This closure will facilitate continuing bridge work and other repairs to four structures that carry the Arterial over French Road in New Hartford and the New York/Susquehanna and Western Railway Line.

In addition, the current traffic pattern will change, shifting traffic to the portion of the roadway where work has been done. The arterial between the Lomond Place and Burrstone Road off-ramps will continue to be restricted to one lane in both directions. The French Road exit on the Arterial will also remain closed. Motorists will be directed to follow a signed detour utilizing French Road to Burrstone Road to State Route 12, and variable message signs will notify motorists of the work.

According to the DOT, all lane and ramp closures are expected to continue through Saturday, October 14.

Motorists are urged to slow down in work zones, as speeding fines are doubled in those work zones. The DOT also reminds people that two or more convictions of speeding in a work zone may result in the suspension of the offender’s driver’s license.

For up-to-date information, motorists are encouraged to call 511, visit the DOT website at or download the 511NY mobile app.