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Posted on: August 14, 2014

[ARCHIVED] 5&20 Paving Project

The New York State Department of Transportation is undertaking a highway paving project beginning this summer to improve the condition of Routes 5 & 20 in Geneva, Ontario County. A $2.9 million pavement preservation project along the 2.1 mile section of Routes 5 & 20 between Berry Fields Road and Route 14 is slated to begin on August 21, weather permitting. The project is expected to be complete by fall 2015. The majority of the paving will not likely occur until next spring. Widening of Routes 5 & 20 from four lanes to five between the driveway to the Days Inn and White Springs Road is scheduled for this fall.

You can expect to see utility work being done as early as next week, and it may continue through the winter. The replacement and relocation of utility poles will occur off of the roadway and should have minimal impact on traffic.

The project entails the removal of the top three inches of pavement and replacement with a fresh layer of asphalt, as well as the replacement of sidewalk where needed. New sidewalks will be constructed on the north side of Routes 5 & 20 in the Town of Geneva from Tremont Street to the city line. Guide rail will be replaced and the catch basins will be adjusted to meet the newly paved surface.

Traffic will be maintained with the use of lane shifts and lane closures. At least one lane in each direction will be open at all times. The removal and replacement of pavement will take place primarily at night, when traffic volume is lower.

Rehabilitation of the Route 5&20 bridge over the railroad tracks at the western border of the city will continue with one lane open in each direction until this fall, when work there is scheduled to be completed.

If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact me at 585-831-1852 or

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