Weekly Feature

2017-08-17 / Local News

Portion of Route 240 to be closed for eight weeks

A culvert replacement project is scheduled to begin next week on Route 240 in Orchard Park. As a result, a portion of the road will be closed, starting Aug. 16.

Ellicott Road, between Cole and Benning roads, will be closed to through traffic in both directions, according to the state Department of Transportation.

A posted detour will direct traffic to use alternate routes. This closure is expected to last for eight weeks, a release from the DOT said.

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and allow for additional travel time. Motorists are also reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.

In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

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