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Weekend lane closures planned for the Patroon Island Bridge

 
Posted Friday, July 11th 2014 @ 4pm  by 810 & 103.1 WGY

Lane and ramp closures are planned for this weekend on the Patroon Island Bridge.  Here's all the information courtesy NYSDOT:

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY

Weekend Lane and Ramp Closures on Patroon Island Bridge, Motorists Should Expect Delays

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today advised motorists that lanes will be closed this weekend on the Patroon Island Bridge carrying Interstate 90 over the Hudson River between Rensselaer and Albany counties and motorists should avoid the area or expect lengthy traffic delays.

 

The lane closures will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, July 11 and continue through 5:30 a.m. on Monday, July 14.  During this time the eastbound side of the Patroon Island Bridge will be completely closed to traffic.  The westbound side of the bridge will accommodate all traffic, with one lane open for eastbound traffic and two lanes open for westbound traffic.  Ramps from southbound and northbound Interstate 787 to eastbound I-90 and the I-90 Exit 7 off ramp will be closed as well. Ramp closures will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Motorists are encouraged to use the Dunn Memorial Bridge carrying Routes 9/20 just south of the Patroon Island Bridge, the Troy-Menands Bridge carrying Route 378 to the north of the bridge or the Berkshire Spur of the Thruway.

This is the first of a very limited number of weekend lane closures that are allowed as part of the $145 million contract to rehabilitate the Patroon Island Bridge.  The closures are needed so that the concrete bridge deck can be replaced. The traffic plans went through rigorous review to ensure they comply with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Driver’s First initiative, which requires that traffic impacts on construction projects are minimized in order to avoid delays as much as possible.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license. It is imperative that motorists remember to drive carefully through this construction zone, for their own safety and the safety of workers.

For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.

Follow New York State DOT on Twitter: @NYSDOT. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/PatroonIslandBridge.

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