Major construction complete on $15 million bridge repair and replacement work in Steuben County
STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) -- Construction is now complete on nearly $15 million dollars in transportation infrastructure investments in Steuben County.
Construction included the replacement of two bridges on State Route 415, a new roundabout at the intersection of Route 415 and 53 in Bath, and bridge rehabilitation projects on I-390 and State Route 248.
The new route 415 bridge over the Cohocton River was constructed parallel to the existing one, which is set to be demolished. The new bridge lies at a higher elevation to mitigate the potential for flooding and ice jams in the river.
Work at the i-390 site in Wayland began last year to replace the decks and install new railings, and included repaving a 5.5 mile stretch of the Interstate between the Livingston County line and the Village of Wayland.
The rehabilitation work on the Route 248 bridge over Bennett's Creek included the installation of a new polymer concrete surface.
Even though this investment only funded the construction of one roundabout, they are becoming more common across the state. The circular intersection without traffic signals is engineered to maximize safety and minimize congestion. They are proven to reduce the severity of crashes, compared to a standard intersection.