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Hamburg St. construction declared finished

Hamburg St. construction declared finished

Two-year project cost $13 million, installed sidewalks
Hamburg St. construction declared finished
Hamburg Street in 2015.
Photographer: Gazette File Photo

ROTTERDAM -- The $13 million, two-year reconstruction of Hamburg Street is complete, the state Department of Transportation said Friday.

The work included the installation of sidewalks along a 1.5-mile section of the road below the Schenectady city line. The street is a significant commercial corridor.

“The Hamburg Street improvements will be a boon to the Rotterdam community and everyone who uses this busy roadway -- motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, residents, business people and visitors,” said acting DOT Commissioner Paul A. Karas, in a prepared statement.

In addition to handicapped-accessible sidewalks and general reconstruction of the street itself, the project added a two-way left-turn lane from Arlene Street onto Cardiff Road. The work also included installation of a new 12-inch water main and new stormwater drainage. National Grid added new gas mains, as well.
A sewer line was also installed, paid for by the town of Rotterdam. Final sewer system activation is expected this winter.
Motorists will still see minor cleanup work, and contractors will return in the spring to complete landscaping, plantings, and minor finishing work, the DOT said.

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