Culvert work in Gaines will close section of Route 98 in May

Posted 27 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Press Release, NYS Department of Transportation

GAINES – The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists today a portion of Route 98 (Oak Orchard Road) in the town of Gaines, Orleans County, will be closed to traffic for up to two weeks beginning Monday, May 9, while a deteriorated culvert under the highway is replaced.

The culvert is located midway between Route 104 (Ridge Road) and the intersection of Route 279 (Gaines Road) and East/West Bacon roads.

A posted detour will direct traffic to use Route 279 (Gaines Road) and Route 104 (Ridge Road) to bypass the work site.

The schedule calls for the road to be re-opened by approximately May 23.

This work is being coordinated with a planned paving project on Route 98 between Route 31A (W. Lee Road) in the town of Barre through the town and village of Albion to Route 104 (Ridge Road) in the town of Gaines this summer. The construction schedule is yet to be finalized.