COHOCTON — The New York State Department of Transportation announced Thursday that State Route 21 in Town of Cohocton will be reduced to one lane at a location approximately 0.5 miles south of the Ontario County line on June 18.

This lane closure is being implemented to facilitate subsurface repair to the road base and drainage enhancements to State Route 21. Work is anticipated to last approximately one week.

Traffic will be accommodated by a one-lane, two-way traffic pattern, controlled by flaggers. Motorists should expect delays.

It is imperative that motorists remember to drive carefully through the many highway and bridge construction zones they will encounter this season.

Motorists are urged to slow down and safely move over when approaching roadside vehicles displaying red, white, blue, amber or green lights, including maintenance and construction vehicles in work zones. 

Motorists are 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 license.