A two-year, $5.1 million project to rehabilitate nine bridges along the Interstate 87 (the Adirondack Northway) in Essex, Warren, and Saratoga counties has begun.
The project will replace bridge joints, approach slabs, and bearings, as well as repair concrete and steel. The nine bridges, which are on or over the Northway, include:
Jones Road over the northbound and southbound Northway (two bridges) between Exits 15 and 16 in the town of Wilton, Saratoga County;
Diamond Point Road over the Northway (one bridge) at Exit 23 in the town of Lake George, Warren County;
two bridges over Route 74 at Exit 28 in the Schroon, Essex Co.; two over Route 9 at Exit 30 in North Hudson, Essex Co.; and
the two bridges over Route 9N at Exit 31 in the town of Westport, also Essex Co.
NYSDOT will remove the concrete wearing surfaces on the four bridges in North Hudson (Exit 30) and Westport (Exit 31) and replace them with polyester polymer concrete, a type of driving surface that is expected to better withstand winter weather conditions.
Currently, traffic over the bridges at Exits 30 and 31 is reduced to a single lane with a reduction in speed to 50 mph. Lane closures will shift throughout the work this construction season.
Construction on the bridges at Jones Road, Exits 23 and 28 is expected to begin in 2019. All work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. 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.