Bridge Rehabilitation Slated On Route 13 Over Abandoned RR

The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists the bridge carrying Route 13 over an abandoned New York Central Railroad line, located just east of the village of Williamstown, will be closed to all traffic beginning on Friday, June 26.

The closure is expected to remain in place until the end of October.

The project will remove the existing bridge deck and replace it with a new concrete T-beam deck.

The project will also include repairs to the abutments and resurface the bridge approaches.

The lane and shoulder widths will remain at eleven feet and six feet, respectively.   The former  railroad bed is now used as the Camden – Williamstown Snowmobile Corridor Trail C-4M.

This work requires the bridge be fully closed to all traffic.

The posted detour will utilize state routes 183 and 69, into the village of Camden, in Oneida County.  Local traffic can bypass the construction site by using other nearby roads.

The contractor on this project is Economy Paving, based in Cortland County.

The project cost is just over $1 million.

A public information meeting on this project was held in March 2013.

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