State invests in bridge rehabilitation

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Six bridges in Saratoga, Warren and Albany counties are getting some attention and care.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $4.6 in funding for a two-year project that will rehabilitate the connectors. The planned work includes resurfacing of the pavement approaches to the bridges and repairs to bridge decks, joints, concrete and guiderails.

“New York State continues to lead the way in building a 21st Century infrastructure that will promote economic growth and improve quality of life,” said Cuomo. “This project is part of our historic commitment to ensure all New Yorkers enjoy the benefits of a modern and reliable transportation network that will keep the economy moving for decades to come.”

Butler Road Bridge over the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) in the Town of Moreau, Saratoga County, is the first bridge on the schedule. It carries approximately 1,000 motor vehicles per day and traffic on the Bridge will be reduced to one alternating lane controlled by traffic signals during the work, which is expected to conclude by the end of September.

Also up is the northbound bridge and southbound bridge on the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) over Luzerne Road, just north of Exit 18, in the town of Queensbury, Warren County. Lane closures will be required on Luzerne Road (underneath the Northway) throughout the summer with traffic controlled by a flagger. To minimize disruptions, lane closures on the Northway will be limited to off-peak hours and will not take place until after Labor Day. Construction on the two bridges is expected to be completed by the summer of 2020.

The remaining bridge to undergo construction this year is the Route 29 Bridge over the Fish Creek, in the hamlet of Grangerville, Town of Saratoga, Saratoga County. Work will begin later this summer during weekday hours and is expected to be completed in the fall.

Next year, there are two bridge rehabilitations that are expected to get underway:

  • The Route 9 Bridge over State Route 7 (locally known as Alternate Route 7) in Latham, Town of Colonie, Albany County.
  • The Old Loudon Road bridge over State Route 7 in Latham, Town of Colonie, Albany County.

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