The New York State Department of Transportation has started work on a $5.1 million project to rehabilitate nine bridges along the Interstate 87, the Adirondack Northway, in Essex, Warren and Saratoga counties over the next two years.
The project will replace bridge joints, approach slabs, and bearings, as well as repair concrete and steel, the agency said in a statement.
The nine bridges, which are on or over the Northway, include: Jones Road over the northbound and southbound Northway (two bridges) between Exits 15 and 16 in the town of Wilton, Saratoga County; Diamond Point Road over the Northway (one bridge) at Exit 23 in the town of Lake George, Warren County; Northway northbound and southbound (two bridges) over Route 74 at Exit 28 in the town of Schroon, Essex County; Northway northbound and southbound (two bridges) over Route 9 at Exit 30 in the town of North Hudson, Essex County; and Northway northbound and southbound (two bridges) over Route 9N at Exit 31 in the town of Westport, Essex County.
The department will remove the concrete wearing surfaces on the four bridges in North Hudson (Exit 30) and Westport (Exit 31) and replace them with polyester polymer concrete, a type of driving surface that is expected to better withstand winter weather conditions.
Construction on the bridges at Jones Road, Exits 23 and 28 is expected to begin in 2019. All work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.