The New York State Department of Transportation is taking comment from the public on a bridge replacement project.  That includes input at a public meeting March 15 at the Berkshire Town Office on Railroad Avenue to discuss plans to replace a bridge on State Route 38 in the Town.

The bridge over Berkshire Creek, just north of the hamlet of Berkshire was built in 1930.

The DOT says it wants to familiarize the public with the project and give people the chance to ask questions about the possible impact of the work, which is due to start next spring and be finished by the end of the construction season.

The plans call for putting up a new bridge that will be slightly wider to accommodate two 12—foot lanes and 8-foot shoulders on either side.

During construction, one-way alternating traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals is to be maintained.

More information on the project can be found by contacting Project Manager, Jerry Bronikowski at (607) 721-8190 or by email at