Chemung County - Chemung Countyis pleased to announce that the following highway and bridge work is scheduled for 2012:
Federal Aid Bridge Projects:
1. CR6 - Middle Road over Catherine Creek - Town of Veteran (Bridge Replacement)
2. CR17 - Sing Sing Road over Sing Sing Creek - Town of Big Flats (Bridge
County Bridge Projects:
1. Lesky Road Bridge - Town of Veteran (Rehabilitate Bridge #3332080)
2. Groves Road Bridge - Town of Chemung - Completion of 2011/12 Project
3. Bentley Road Bridge - Town of Ashland (Replace Bridge #3331490)
. Time permitting - Temporary bridge already in place.
County Culvert Projects:
1. CR26 - Christian Hollow Road - Replace culverts at Lightizer Road (2) - Town of
2. CR12 - Johnson Hollow Road - Rehabilitating culvert at Beaver Pond - Town of
Mill and Fill Roads:
1. CR66 - Grand Central Avenue - McCann's Blvd to City Line - Town of Elmira
Dry Grind Roads with Hot Mix Asphalt Base and Oil & Stone Wearing Surface:
1. CR12 - Johnson Hollow Road - SR14 to Schuyler County - Towns of Veteran &
Oil and Stone Surface Treatments:
1. CR01 - Jerusalem Hill Road - CR02 to I86 - Town of Elmira
2. CR24 - Decker Road (All) - Town of Van Etten
3. CR29 - Dry Run Road (All) - Town of Southport
4. CR46 - Warren Street (All) - Village and Town of Van Etten
1. CR8 - Lowman Crossover (All) - I86 to SR427 - Village of Wellsburg and Town of
2. CR33 - West Hill Road - CR55 to Hoffman Street - City & Town of Elmira & Town
of Big Flats
. Completion of 2011 Rehabilitation Project
Slurry Seal Roads:
1. CR21 - Wygant Road from SR14 to CR68 (Town of Horseheads)
2. CR65 - Lake Road from Village Line to City Line (Towns of Horseheads & Elmira)
3. CR79 - Broadway from City of Elmira Line to CR69 (Town of Southport)
Mill and Fill road projects remove the top 2-3 inches of asphalt and replace it with a new 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 and rideability, while extending the life of the roadway up to 7 years.
Dry Grind road projects involve a process that grinds and reclaims the old road surface, recompacting it in place to serve as a new sub-base. The roads are then overlaid with hot-mix asphalt binder and layers of oil and stone, or just layers of oil and stone, depending on the traffic volumes. This process adds 10-15 years of life with routine maintenance.
Oil and stone surface treatments 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 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.
Chemung County's Department of Public Works also plans to complete major patching and repairs of other roadways throughout the County.
Please note that the rising costs of asphalt may require the prioritization and deferment of some of the planned projects until 2013.
Andrew Avery, P.E.
Department of Public Works
803 Chemung Street
Horseheads, NY 14845