The new Route 17 West deck over the Chenango River is expected to be open by Friday morning.
Tomorrow night at 9 p.m., work to transition from the old bridge to the new one will begin.
From that point until about 6 the following morning, Route 17 West traffic will be detoured onto Interstate 81 north, getting off at exit 5 and then coming back down I-81 to access 17 west.
DOT Regional Director Jack Williams encourages everyone to drive safely through the construction zone.
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