MASSENA -- The New York State Department of Transportation says the hole in the Parker Avenue bridge will take three to five weeks to fix.
While that's going on, some bridge lanes will be closed.
DOT closed the northbound lanes of the bridge, on State Rte. 37B, after a localized deck failure and steel corrosion, forcing closure of the northbound lanes.
DOT says crews are making repair preparations, with work expected to begin soon. The failure was in the concrete deck and was not related to the steel corrosion which resulted in the lane reductions.
While repairs are being made, the northbound lanes will remain closed enabling crews to work on the section of concrete deck needing repair.
The local detour for northbound traffic will include Main Street and Orvis Street. The southbound lanes will remain open to traffic.