Residents who frequently travel on Hamburg Turnpike should be prepared for some delays for several months to come.
The road project at the Hamburg Turnpike and Valley Road intersection has begun, county personnel announced on Friday.
The $9.4 million project is expected to take approximately 20 months to complete. The major work of the project involves installing jug handles on the heavily-traveled roadway.
One ramp will be constructed between the Chase Bank building and the former Casey O’Toole’s site. The move will allow westbound traffic to turn left onto Valley Road.
Another ramp will be installed between the Valley National Bank and Caldwell Banker parking lot and the Ramapo Shopping Center to allow eastbound traffic to turn left onto Valley Road.
Hamburg Turnpike will be widened from Church Lane to just east of the driveway for Shop Rite.
Three new bridges will be constructed as part of the project. The county did not say where the bridges would be located.
A center median barrier will be placed on Hamburg Turnpike for the entire length of the roadway except where the road intersects with Valley Road and Hinchman Avenue.
New water, sewer lines, and a storm water drainage system will be installed.
In a separate project, Hamburg Turnpike from Colfax Road to Black Oak Ridge Road