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Mayor Barlow Announces City of Oswego Route 48 Slope Stabilization Project to Begin

Oswego Mayor William J. Barlow, Jr. has announced that the City of Oswego Route 48 Slope Stabilization & Roadway Reconstruction Project is set to begin on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Route 48 will be closed to all through traffic from Munn Street to Murray Street beginning on Monday, August 21st. It will remain closed until December 2017, when the project is expected to be completed.

Route 48 will be open to local traffic only, and detour signs will be appropriately posted in the area to direct all through traffic to go onto Murray Street and Munn Street, in both directions in order to proceed through the construction zone.

“I am pleased to announce the Route 48 re-construction project is set to begin. It has been a long process, but we moved as quickly as we could in an effort to secure the maximum amount of financial assistance for this project. I appreciate the patience of our motorists and also the residents along Munn Street and immediate area. We will do our best to keep the construction running on time so we can open the street as quickly as possible,” said Mayor Billy Barlow.

The project will involve the stabilization of the failing slope adjacent to NYS Route 48, as well as the relocation of the roadway to the west. The roadway will be relocated approximately 12 feet to the west of its current location to further stabilize the slope and shift the roadway out of the current failure plane.

Questions regarding this road closure and/or the project may be addressed to Mr. Robert Johnson, Project Manager, City of Oswego Engineer’s Office, at 315-342-8153.

Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this immediate area and to please exercise patience while this important project is completed.

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