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Work to address poor pavement conditions on one of Broome County's busiest roadways is expected to get underway in the spring.

According to the state Department of Transportation, the project will focus on a section of the Route 201 Flyover in Johnson City.

The work will deal with pavement deterioration and inadequate drainage between Grand Avenue and the Susquehanna River bridge.

The project, which is expected to cost about $719,000, will focus on a two-thirds of a mile portion of the highway.

About 30,000 vehicles use the Johnson City Flyover on an average day.

Deteriorated concrete sections are to be repaired and a drainage structure will be installed along the southbound lanes of the roadway at the approach to the river bridge.

Nighttime construction is planned so the roadway can be used during the day. Single-lane closures will occur while the work is being done.

Route 201 may occasionally be closed to all northbound traffic while some pavement repairs are being made.

The project is scheduled to go out to bid on March 19. A contract then could be awarded in early May, with work starting a short time later.