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State to rehab six Capital Region bridges

State to rehab six Capital Region bridges

Work on four bridges this year, two in 2020
State to rehab six Capital Region bridges
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The state has awarded a $4.6 million contract to rehabilitate six bridges on state highways in Saratoga, Albany and Warren counties over the next two years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.

The first bridge being repaired is the Butler Road Bridge over the Adirondack Northway in the town of Moreau, Saratoga County, just south of the Hudson River. The bridge carries approximately 1,000 vehicles per day. Traffic on the Butler Road Bridge will be reduced to one alternating lane controlled by traffic signals during the work, which is expected to conclude by the end of September. 

Work will also begin this month on both the northbound and southbound bridges on the Adirondack Northway over Luzerne Road, just north of Exit 18, in the town of Queensbury, Warren County. Lane closures will be required underneath the Northway on Luzerne Road through the summer, with traffic controlled by a flagger. The state said lane closures on the Northway will be limited to off-peak hours and will not start until after Labor Day. Construction on the two bridges is expected to be completed by the summer of 2020. 

Also being rehabilitated this year is the Route 29 Bridge over the Fish Creek, in the hamlet of Grangerville, Saratoga County. Work will begin later this summer and is expected to be completed in the fall.

Projects scheduled for 2020 include the Route 9 and Old Loudon Road bridges over Route 7 in Latham, Albany County.

Work being done includes resurfacing of the pavement approaches to the bridges and repairs to bridge decks, joints, concrete and guide rails.

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