On the evening of April 12, many people in New Hartford heard a very loud thumping noise. Were you one of those people? Are you curious to know what it was? Was it anything serious?

The answer to that question is no. In fact, it was quite the opposite.

Many people on Facebook were discussing the noise. Some say it sounded like a battle between the Power Rangers and Transformers, some say it sounded like they had someone outside of their house banging on all of the windows, some even thought it could have been fireworks.

In all actuality, it was the construction that is currently going on on the Route 8 bridge.

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) said several days ago that that demolition work on the Route 8 bridge would begin on Monday, April 11, 2022 and go through Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The work takes place each night starting at 10PM and extend through 6AM  the next day.

As a result of the work, Routes 5 and 12 northbound and southbound are closed to traffic. Campion Road westbound to Routes 5/8/12 northbound are also closed to traffic during the demolition.

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