SCHENECTADY -- Seneca Street between Erie Boulevard and Foster Avenue will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 13, due to construction work, the Schenectady Department of Utilities announced Saturday.
An additional closure is expected either July 16 or 17, as Carver Construction installs new piping as part of the Stockade sewer improvement project, which includes installing a new sewer line between the Stockade pumping station and the citys sewage treatment plant on Anthony Street.
Traffic will be detoured onto Nott Street and Foster Avenue during the closures. The city recommends that drivers seek alternate routes.
Seneca Street is currently seeing increased traffic because of a separate, summer-long construction project on the bridge which carries Freeman's Bridge Road over the Mohawk River. Traffic on Erie Boulevard is blocked from making a left turn on to Maxon Road Extension as part of that project's traffic pattern. Seneca Street is the next available intersection where vehicles can make a left turn off of Erie Boulevard.