Route 199 reconstruction project continues this week in Athens, Sayre


A four-year reconstruction project continues this week on Route 199 in Sayre and Athens. The 2.6-mile project is located .44-mile 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, May 13, 2024, the contractor, Kriger Construction, will pave the base and binder in the northbound lane between Pine and Vanderbilt Streets. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when traveling through this area, heavy machinery and tri axles will be entering and exiting the work zone. Additional construction includes 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.
  • Truck traffic will follow a 7.7-mile detour using Route 220 and Interstate 17 (Southern Tier Expressway).

Motorists should be alert, slow down, through 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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