For the third summer in a row, Broome County will be conducting a record amount of roadwork. County Executive Jason Garnar joined Deputy Commissioner of Public Works Chet Kupiec Wednesday to detail the Highway Division’s 2023 roadwork schedule.
“Making sure we fix our roads and bridges is a top priority for Broome County,” Garnar said. “Two years ago, our Highway Division repaired a record number of miles of road; we topped that number last year and for a third-straight year more roadways will be fixed than ever before. Crews are working hard to make the drive better for everyone driving on Broome County roads.”
The 2023 highway reconstruction and rehabilitation plan includes more than 40 projects. 45.64 miles of roads will be resurfaced, while another 36.5 miles are scheduled to be sealed; a record total of more than 83 miles of roadways. Last year, 72 miles of Broome County roads were fixed; in 2021 63 miles were repaired. Weekly roadwork updates will be provided to help drivers plan their commute.
Motorists are reminded to use caution in work zones, even when they are not active as some routes may be modified as construction progresses. Slowing down is always the most effective way to keep yourself and workers safe. You may also want to give yourself extra time during commutes to accommodate for any detours or changes in traffic patterns.