Roadwork set to begin on Route 54A in Urbana

URBANA, N.Y. (WETM) — People who need to drive through Urbana from Monday through mid-fall might experience some delays.

According to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), state Route 54A from County Road 76 to just north of Urbana Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic starting on March 18. Temporary signals will direct alternating traffic during the lane closure. Traffic is expected to return to normal by mid-October, but weather conditions could change this.

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Crews will be working on Route 54A during the closure, which is part of an ongoing road improvement project. The $12.2 million project is closing one lane of traffic at localized work zones to allow construction crews to install new drainage and other enhancements to make the roadway more resilient to heavy rains and prevent flooding. The project is expected to be finished by summer 2025 and prevent future disruptions for people traveling along Keuka Lake.

The NYSDOT is advising motorists who would typically need to drive along Route 54A to take alternate routes if possible because they may experience delays. The NYSDOT is also reminding motorists that fines for speeding are doubled in work zones, and repeat offenses could lead to a suspended driver’s license.

Those who would like real-time information about road conditions in New York State can call 511 or visit 511ny.org.

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