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Travel advisories in effect for roads in area

Travel advisories in effect for roads in area

Several travel advisories are in effect for this weekend, including one for the Northway, where deck

Several travel advisories are in effect for this weekend, including one for the Northway, where deck work on the Twin Bridges will resume after a break for the Columbus Day weekend, the state Department of Transportation announced.

Both the Thaddeus Kosciusko Bridges over the Mohawk River will be affected. The northbound bridge will again be closed from 10 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday, and the southbound bridge will be limited to one lane of traffic in each direction during that period. The $29 million deck replacement project, which will last into early November, has been causing significant backups. Drivers are encouraged to take alternative routes.

But that isn’t the only construction advisory in effect in the immediate future.

In Rensselaer, two westbound lanes on Interstate 90 will be closed today between exits 6A and 8 due to work on the bridge that carries Washington Avenue over I-90.

One lane on Albany-Shaker Road will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today for inspection of the bridge carrying the Northway.

Next week, two lanes on Interstate 787 in Watervliet will be closed Monday through Thursday for work on the Congress Street bridge, DOT officials said.

Balltown Road in Niskayuna will have alternating one-way traffic Monday and Tuesday between Consaul and Kensington roads because of paving repairs.

Golf Road will be closed Monday and Tuesday between Route 7 and Ward Avenue in Schenectady so city workers can take down trees. Detours will be set up to reroute traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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