Route 199 reconstruction project continues next week


A four-year reconstruction project continues next week on Route 199 in Sayre and Athens. The 2.6-mile project is located .44 miles north of the intersection with Route 1056 (Front Street) in Athens Borough to the intersection with Interstate 17 (Southern Tier Expressway) at the New York state line in Sayre Borough.

The week of Monday, April 15, a detour will take effect. Route 199 (Main Street) in Athens Borough will be closed to northbound traffic between Route 1064 (Pine Street) and Vanderbilt Street, while the contractor, Kriger Construction, continues work on this full depth pavement reconstruction project. Work includes new pavement, drainage improvements, utility relocations, sidewalk and curb improvements, ADA curb ramp installations, traffic signal upgrades, driveway adjustments, signing and pavement markings and other miscellaneous construction.

Detour information:

  • Northbound cars will follow a .66-mile detour using East Pine Street, Wells Avenue, and East Frederick Street. 
  • Southbound cars will be maintained in the work zone.
  • Large truck traffic will follow a 7.7-mile detour using Route 220 and Interstate 17 (Southern Tier Expressway).

Additionally, the contractor will continue construction of the sidewalk and curb along Route 199 (North Main Street) between Cherry Street and Satterlee Street. Other work may include construction of the concrete pads for pedestrian poles and mast arm foundations at the intersection of Route 199 (Keystone Avenue) and Lockhart Street.

Motorists should be alert, slow down and drive with caution in the work zone.

Kriger Construction, Inc., is the prime contractor on this $16.4 million, four-year roadway reconstruction project. The project is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2024.

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