Troop G facility in Colonie nears completion

The new state police Troop G headquarters on Route 7 is nearing completion, state officials said.
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The new state police Troop G headquarters on Route 7 is nearing completion, state officials said.

A decade in planning, the $33 million building complex will replace the regional headquarters near Siena College in Loudonville that state police have used since 1957. Work started in September 2010.

“They’re going to be done this June and should be moving in the fall,” said Heather Groll, a spokesperson for the state Office of General Services, which oversees most state construction projects. “Building construction is about 90 percent finished.”

The building complex is being built on a 43-acre site just west of Northway Exit 6. It includes an 85,000-square-foot building for the troop’s administrative and law enforcement needs, and a 35,000-square-foot quartermasters’ storage and vehicle maintenance building, Groll said.

Groll said the state believes the headquarters will obtain a silver LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The new buildings are making use of recycled and sustainable materials, and include a number of energy conservation features, she said.

About 200 people are expected to work in the headquarters, including troopers, dispatchers, investigators, technicians, command staff and civilian support personnel. The Capital District Traffic Management Center, which is now situated at state police headquarters at the State Office Campus in Albany, will also be moved to the new building.

The search for a new headquarters site for Troop G began in 2003. The new site was ultimately chosen — and purchased in 2006 at a cost of $10.2 million — because of its proximity to key highways serving the Troop G area, such as I-87 and I-90, state police said.

Troop G covers the 10-county area of Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties.

BBL Construction of Albany is serving as construction manager, coordinating the work of four primary contractors.

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