The New York State DOT has notified Tioga County officials of its plan to replace the decks on three bridges carrying State Route 960 over State Route 17, Susquehanna River and State Route 17-C … all in the town of Owego. During the first part of construction, the bridge over State Route 17 will be restricted to a single lane. In 2020, the other bridges will be closed to complete the scheduled work … that will require an off-site detour for up to six weeks. The closure will avoid the 2020 Owego Strawberry Festival. Night time work is also planned. The project work was awarded to Economy Paving and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the 2020 construction season.


By Michael Baldwin