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Fayetteville: Reconstructing 100-year-old culvert expected to slow traffic on Rt. 5 for months

In less than two weeks reconstruction on Route 5 in Fayetteville will shut down a small section of the roadway for an estimated two months. This may create a headache for the 11,000 vehicles that pass through the area everyday.
Fayetteville (WSYR-TV) – In less than two weeks reconstruction on Route 5 in Fayetteville will shut down a small section of the roadway for an estimated two months. This may create a headache for the 11,000 vehicles that pass through the area everyday.

The road is being shut down to reconstruct a 100-year-old culvert so the lanes and shoulders stay as wide as the rest of the road. Authorities believe this will make the road safer for drivers and pedestrians.

The New York State Department of Transportation is asking drivers to follow specific detours to avoid delays and unnecessary traffic through residential neighborhoods.

Drivers on Route 5 passing through Fayetteville heading into Chittenango and Point East will be rerouted onto Route 257, which eventually turns into Route 290. This six-mile stretch reconnects with Route 5, bypassing the construction site.

Local traffic will be allowed on either side of Route 5.

Gene Cilento with NYSDOT says the project is tentatively set for June 17 and crews are waiting on drawings to be approved in Albany before they can begin construction.
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