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Wayne Post
  • Bridge work to close Route 31 through April

  • A portion of Route 31 will be closed for the next month beginning on Monday, April 1.

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  • A portion of Route 31 will be closed for the next month beginning on Monday, April 1.
    Heading west on Route 31 leaving Lyons, the bridge running over Trout Run Creek will be closed until the end of April. State Department of Transportation Regional Design Engineer Kevin Bush said the bridge, less than a mile from the dry docks at Lock 28A in Lyons, is actually a culvert based on DOT standards, but when construction is complete all that will change. Bush said crews will be replacing the bridge.
    Problems with the 100-year-old bridge came up during the state’s regular inspections, and the DOT has been keeping an eye on it since. Bush said that although it isn’t an immediate danger, work needs to be done before a real problem does develop on the deteriorating structure.
    A detour will be posted to follow Route 88 in Newark south to Route 96 and finally to Route 14 North back to Lyons.
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