Holley’s lift bridge will close to traffic for 2 weeks starting Thursday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 October 2023 at 5:18 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Holley’s lift bridge on East Avenue is shown on June 2, 2018 during a fireworks show to cap the village’s June Fest.

HOLLEY – The lift bridge in Holley will close to traffic on Thursday and is expected to reopen two weeks later on Nov. 2, the state Department of Transportation advised today.

The bridge will be closed for maintenance. The lift bridge was originally constructed in 1911. Motorists should utilize the bridge carrying State Route 237 over the Erie Canal or other nearby canal bridges during the closure, the DOT said.

“Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones,” according to the DOT advisory. “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.”