Picente: County Begins 2 Major Paving Projects

As part of his pledge to maintain and improve Oneida County infrastructure, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that paving will be taking place on two major county roads.

“Quality infrastructure is an important dynamic in Oneida County providing continued top-notch services to its constituents,” Picente said. “Maintaining the infrastructure of our county is one of the fundamental obligations of government. Even in a time when we face severe limits on our budget, we are committed to undertaking vital highway projects that improve the quality of life in Oneida County.”
            The locations to be paved are:
  • A one mile stretch of Clinton Street in Whitestown. Clinton Street is the busiest county road in Oneida County, with over 18,000 cars passing through each day. Paving work begins today, July 12th.
  • A nearly one-mile-stretch of Oxford Road in New Hartford, one of the major east-west thoroughfares in the Town of New Hartford. There are between 8,000-10,000 cars that pass through Oxford Road each day. The New Hartford project will begin work on Monday, July 19th
Picente said that drivers who use those roads may need to plan extra time for their drive or consider alternate routes to work.  He said signs have been placed in both areas to inform drivers of the upcoming work.
“Whenever we undertake major paving projects, there is some unavoidable disruption in traffic patterns,” Picente said. “However, after the few days of work are over, there will be many years ahead of smoother and better driving for the people of Oneida County.”