A variety of roadwork will take place next week, according to a series of announcements from the city of Oneonta.
Milling and paving of Main Street from Hunt Street to Draper Street will take place.
One-lane traffic will be maintained on Main Street, and drivers should expect long delays, the announcement said. At times, side streets along this stretch may be closed to through traffic. In such cases, local traffic may access these streets from the other end.
During working hours, the traffic signals at Walling Avenue and Third Street may be placed in "flash" mode, in which case drivers should proceed with caution, and follow directions given by flaggers.
City officials recommend the use of Interstate 88 via exits 15 and 16 to bypass the project when possible.
All businesses within the work zone will remain accessible during the work, and Fox Hospital emergency access will be maintained, the announcement said.
Also beginning Monday, the city and its contractor, Suit-Kote Corp. will perform pavement maintenance on several streets throughout the city, weather permitting.
Crack sealing will occur Monday through Wednesday, and chip sealing will occur Tuesday through Thursday.
There will be brief temporary traffic interruptions while work is occurring on each street, and flaggers will direct drivers, according to a separate announcement.
For streets with on-street parking, temporary no parking signs will be installed during the afternoon of the day before work is expected to begin. All vehicles must be removed from these streets in order for the work to be completed in an efficient manner.
Part of the chip sealing process will leave behind some loose stone, which will collected by the city’s street sweeper over the course of the next week or so.
For a map of the streets impacted by the crack and ship sealing, visit https://tinyurl.com/y2z2zxuj.
In a third announcement, the city announced it would remove driveway accesses on Roosevelt and Wilson avenues starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, for the upcoming curb installation. Parking will not be available on these streets, but overnight parking will be available on Taft Avenue, Walling Blvd. and in Wilber Park. Driveway access will remain inaccessible until Wednesday afternoon at the earliest and Friday morning at the latest. The city will update homeowners Wednesday afternoon on the progress, the announcement said.
For more information, email email@example.com, or call the Department of Public Service at 607-432-2100.