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DOT starts work on Albion lift bridge next week

Staff Reports Posted 19 March 2015 at 12:00 am

File photo by Tom Rivers – The tower of the Main Street lift bridge is pictured in this photo from March 2014.

ALBION – The state Department of Transportation has scheduled next week as the start of repairs for the Main Street lift bridge in Albion.

The bridge will be closed to traffic for about two to three weeks for the repair work, State Assemblyman Steve Hawley announced today. The work should start on Wednesday.

“I am pleased to see that these repairs remain on schedule and motorists will only be inconvenienced for three weeks at the most,” Hawley said. “This bridge is frequently used by families and businesses who deserve to feel safe as they travel. Much of New York’s infrastructure is in desperate need of repair, and I plan to advocate for increased funding during this year’s budget negotiations.”

Due to the construction, truck traffic will be detoured using Route 387 (Fancher Road) via Routes 31 and 104. Regular automobile traffic can cross the Erie Canal at Ingersoll Street. Bicyclists and pedestrians can cross the Main Street bridge at the discretion of construction workers.