The Chemung County Department of Public Works is pleased to announce its 2018 work program. This year’s program makes use of County forces, contracted labor, and shared services, having a total value of approximately $5,200,000 (excluding the funding for the Federally-aided or Bridge-NY special projects.)
Work includes bridge and culvert replacements and rehabilitations, drainage projects, general maintenance, oil and stone projects, paving projects, and full depth reclamation projects. Funding comes from a variety of sources, including New York State (Consolidated Highway Improvement Program, PAVE NY, Extreme Weather Recovery (EWR), and Marchiselli Program), the federal government (Federal Highway Administration), and Chemung County.
Mill and Fill road projects remove the top 2-3 inches of asphalt and replace it with a new hot-mix asphalt wearing course. Mill and Fill roads have 10 years added to their life with routine maintenance.
Asphalt Overlay projects add a new wearing surface to the road, providing improved vehicular traction, safety, and a smoother ride, while extending the life of the roadway up to 7 years.
Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) road projects involve a process of grinding and reclaiming the old road surface, adding new stone, injecting an asphalt emulsion and recompacting it in place to serve as a new sub-base. The roads are then overlaid with hot-mix asphalt or layers of oil and stone, depending on the traffic volumes. This process adds 12-15 years of life with routine maintenance.
Cold In-Place Recycling (CIPR) road projects involve a process of milling the pavement, mixing it with new stone and asphalt operation, and paving and rolling it back into place in a continuous operation. 30-45 days later, the process is completed when the roadway is final paved with hot-mix asphalt. The cold-in-place process is typically performed using a “train” of equipment which includes an emulsion tanker, milling machine, sometimes a crusher and a screen, and an asphalt paver and a combination of pneumatic and vibratory rollers. This process adds 10-15 years of life with routine maintenance.
Surface treatments such as oil and stone rejuvenate the roadway with new asphalt emulsion and a layer of stone, sealing the surface against water intrusion, and adding some structural life to the road. Oil and stone treatments add 4-7 years of life to the roadway. Slurry Seal roads are first repaired in failure areas, and then coated with a slurry seal, a product made up of asphalt emulsion, Portland cement, fly-ash, and small aggregate. Slurry Seal serves to seal the roadway against water intrusion and extends the life by 3-4 years. Micro-paving is a latex-modified overlay composed of selected mineral aggregates, latex-modified asphalt emulsions, mineral fillers, set control additives and water. Micro-paving provides additional skid-resistance and seals the roadway against water intrusion, providing an additional 4-5 years of life.
Work is already underway in some locations. Chemung County’s Department of Public Works also plans to complete patching and minor repairs, including small pipe replacements, throughout the County. Additionally, prep work for future projects such as the rehabilitation of CR23 Dry Brook Road, will occur in 2018. This work may include the installation of new cross culverts, roadside drainage ditch restoration, Right-of-Way vegetation trimming and clearing, and shoulder cutting. We will also review budgets and conditions during the construction season to determine if extra work is feasible. Chemung County strives to manage its highway system through a “Preservation First” philosophy and approach, rather than relying solely on replacement after a road has failed. Roads last much longer, and are more inexpensively maintained, when work is completed while roads are still in fair to good condition. When a road reaches poor condition, rehabilitation and reconstruction processes become very expensive and disruptive to the public.
Many of our projects will last all season long, creating dust, noise, and other disturbances. We apologize in advance, and ask your patience with our process that ultimately results in a better and safer highway system for all users. Of added interest, the County’s spray patching truck will be making its rounds on County and other local roads. The spray patcher allows us to quickly and cost-effectively repair winter’s potholes, while causing minimal disturbance to drivers and residents, and is a great example of shared services. As always, please drive carefully through work zones, and allow extra time to reach your destination. Our planned work is subject to change based on weather, equipment, and funding.
Please call the DPW at (607) 739-3896 with any questions.
2018 Chemung County DPW Work Program
Bridge and Culvert Capital Improvements Program
- 3331410 – Smith Road Bridge Replacement – Project to begin late Summer
- 3331250 – CR35 Chambers Road Bridge Rehabilitation – Project to begin Spring
- CR23.C22 – CR23 Dry Brook Road Pipe Culvert Replacement – Project to begin Spring
- CR23.C23 – CR23 Dry Brook Road Box Culvert Replacement – Project to begin Spring
- CR59.C02 – CR59 Smith Road Road Pipe Culvert Replacement – mid Summer start
- CR04.C04 – CR04 Marsh Road Pipe Culvert Replacement – early Summer start
- CR04.C10A – CR04 Marsh Road Box Culvert Pipe Replacement – early Summer start
- CR01.C24A – CR01 Jerusalem Hill Road Box Culvert Replacement – late Summer start
Surface Treatments (Oil and Stone, Slurry Seal, Crack Seal, or Micropaving)
- CR05 – Ridge Road (Acker to County Line) Oil and Stone project – mid to late Summer
- CR20 – E. Franklin Street (SR13 to SR223) Oil and Stone project – mid to late Summer
- CR26 – Christian Hollow Road (all) Oil and Stone project – mid to late Summer
- CR03 – Wyncoop Creek Road (Cross to SR224) Oil and Stone project – mid to late Summer
- CR03 – Wyncoop Creek Road (CR60 to Mallory) Oil and Stone project – mid to late Summer
- CR46 – Warner Street (County Line to SR34) Oil and Stone project – mid to late Summer
- CR02 – Lowman Road (all) Oil and Stone project – mid to late Summer
- CR22 – Hogback Road (all) Oil and Stone project – mid to late Summer
- CR23M – Mallory Road (all) Oil and Stone project – mid to late Summer
- Crack Sealing of various County roads – Can occur anytime; Spring or Fall is preferred
- Slurry Seal and Micropaving – None scheduled at this time; some may be added.
Highway Paving and Resurfacing Program (FDR, CIPR, Hot Mix, Mill & Fill)
- These projects will occur during the spring and summer.
- CR80 – Daniel Zenker Drive (Bridge Street to Kahler Road) CIPR and Hot Mix project
- CR63 – Kahler Road (I86 Ramp to Sing Sing Road) CIPR and Hot Mix project
- CR17 – Hibbard Road (Winters Road to Sing Sing Road) CIPR and Hot Mix project
- CR17 – Sing Sing Road (Hibbard Road to Chambers Road) CIPR and Hot Mix project
- CR03 – Wyncoop Creek Road (Thayer to Marsh) Hot Mix Overlay Project
- CR03 – Wyncoop Creek Road (Marsh to Cross) FDR and Hot Mix Overlay Project
- CR57 – Hickory Grove Road (near SR14) Curbing and Drainage Improvements
- CR55 – Harris Hill Road – CR64 to CR33 – Completion of ditch work underway
- CR08 Bridge Federal Aid Project (Lowman Crossover Superstructure) – DESIGN ONLY in 2018/2019
- HOST Connector Road Federal Aid Project – DESIGN ONLY in 2018
- CR61 Coleman Avenue Federal Aid Project – DESIGN ONLY in 2018
- CR35 Bridge Replacement - Bridge-NY Project (south of Tompkins Corners) – Project will be advertised for construction in Fall of 2018.
- CR35 Bridge Replacement - Bridge-NY Project (north of Tompkins Corners) – Project will be advertised for construction in Fall of 2018.
- Traffic Signal Improvement Project – Phase I – DESIGN ONLY in 2018/2019