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Wellington implosion to cause road closures

Wellington implosion to cause road closures

The former Wellington Hotel Annex on Howard Street in downtown Albany will crash to the ground in 10

The former Wellington Hotel Annex on Howard Street in downtown Albany will crash to the ground in 10 seconds Saturday morning.

Columbia Development, Jackson Demolition and national implosion experts Controlled Demolition Inc. are demolishing the 11-story building to make way for a $66.5 million convention center.

The implosion will occur at approximately 9:30 a.m. The action will cause road closures and parking restrictions in the city of Albany from 7 a.m. until about 1 p.m.

From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Street between Lodge Street and Eagle Street will be blocked. Also, Lodge Street between Beaver Street and State Street as well as Wendell Street between Beaver Street and Howard Street will be blocked.

Other road closures

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. road closures include:

• Eagle Street between Madison Avenue and Pine Street

• State Street between Eagle Street and Pearl Street

• State Street between South Swan Street and Eagle Street

• Park Street between Lancaster Street and State Street

• Lodge Street between Pine Street and State Street

• Norton Street between Green Street and South Pearl Street

• Beaver Street between Wendell Street and Green Street

• Hudson Avenue between Green Street and South Pearl Street

• Howard Street between Lodge Street and South Pearl Street

• Market Street between South Pearl Street and Eagle Street

• Grand Street between Phillip Street and Market Street

Parking restrictions

Parking restrictions from 12:01 a.m. to 1 p.m. include:

• State Street, both sides from South Swan Street to Eagle Street

• State Street, both sides from Eagle Street to Lodge Street

• State Street, north side from North Pearl Street to Lodge Street

• Park Street, both sides from Lancaster Street to State Street

• Eagle Street, both sides from Lancaster Street to State Street

• Howard Street, both sides from North Pearl Street to Eagle Street

• South Pearl Street, both sides from State Street to Hudson Avenue

• Market Street, both sides from South Pearl Street to Eagle Street

• Lodge Street, both sides from Beaver Street to State Street

• Wendell Street, both sides from Howard Street to Beaver Street

All pedestrian traffic within the road closures will be prohibited from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the city recommends that people seek alternate routes to avoid delays.

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