The Western Gateway Bridge between Schenectady and Scotia will be reduced to one alternating lane of traffic Saturday as part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the bridge.
Crews will be pouring concrete for the new bridge deck, forcing vehicles to be stopped at one end of the bridge or the other as alternating traffic is allowed through, according to a state Department of Transportation advisory.
Motorists should expect long delays, and the DOT is urging drivers to find alternate crossings over the Mohawk River via Freeman’s Bridge Road, the Rexford Bridge or the northern end of Interstate 890, west of Scotia.
The bridge will be reduced to one lane from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and again from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Work on both days is weather dependent. For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.