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Section of 63 will be closed for month for culvert replacement

Staff Reports Posted 29 September 2015 at 12:00 am

YATES – A section of Route 63, north of the Village of Lyndonville, will be closed to motorists for about a month while a culvert is replaced, the state Department of Transportation announced today.

The culvert carries Route 63 over a creek in the town of Yates. The structure is located between East Yates Center Road and Route 18, approximately one-third of a mile south of the Route 18 intersection.

Keeler Construction of Albion is doing the work on the $392,000 project.

The road will be closed for a maximum of 30 days in an effort to minimize travel disruptions, the DOT said today in an advisory. A posted detour will direct motorists to use routes 104, 269 and 18. The bridge is expected to reopen to traffic in late October.

The existing jack-arch structure was constructed in 1915 and has reached the end of its service life. The new structure will be a precast concrete box culvert with precast concrete wing walls, the DOT said.