Press-Republican

July 2, 2013

Road Construction Roundup: July 2, 2013


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---- — PLATTSBURGH — The 2013 road-construction season is underway.

Crews ask that motorists use caution when driving through work zones, where fines are doubled for speeding.

Here’s a look at the major projects around Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties:

CLINTON COUNTY

Route 11, Mooers: Crews are repairing a culvert Mondays through Thursdays near Forest Road. Traffic is controlled by a temporary traffic signal.

Narrows Road, Ellenburg: Crews are rehabilitating the Narrows Road Bridge . During construction, the road will be closed and a detour will be in place. Work is expected to be completed in November.

Lake Shore Road, Chazy: Crews are rehabilitating the bridge over the Little Chazy River immediately south of Lapointe Road. During construction, the road will be closed and a detour will be in place. Work is expected to be completed before Labor Day.

Route 190, Altona: Crews are repairing washout damage from Duley Road to Recore Road. The roadway has been reduced to one lane.

Route 374, Cadyville: Crews are repairing washout damage from Trudeau Road to Church Road. The roadway has been reduced to one lane. 

Route 3, Cadyville: Crews are repairing washout damage from Akey Road to Rand Hill Road. The roadway has been reduced to one lane.

Interstate 87, Plattsburgh: The northbound and southbound lanes have been reduced to one lane from Route 3 to Exit 39. The work-zone speed is 45 mph. There is a signed detour for motorists trying to use the Exit 38 northbound on-ramp, which is closed. There are lane restrictions of 16 feet in the southbound lane and 18 feet in the northbound lane. One-lane traffic will remain until early October.

Route 22, Plattsburgh: Crews are reconstructing the overpass over Interstate 87. There are some daily lane closures. Traffic is controlled by flaggers.

Guideboard Road, Town of Black Brook: The road is closed due to a drainage-structure failure. Crews are working to reopen the road by July 4. Motorists should follow the signed detour.

CITY OF PLATTSBURGH

Boynton Avenue: Crews are finishing the reconstruction project between Lynde Street and Woodland Avenue. Road striping operations are expected to take place Wednesday, weather permitting. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

Broad Street: Crews are paving between Draper and Beekman streets following a recent water-line break. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

ESSEX COUNTY

Route 9, Chesterfield: Traffic has been reduced to one lane in alternating directions at the Chesterfield/Lewis line and is controlled by a temporary signal.

Route 86, Wilmington: Traffic has been reduced to one lane in alternating directions from the Jay/Wilmington line to Route 431 until further notice. Crews are repairing the bridge over the Ausable River a half-mile north of Fox Farm Road. Traffic is controlled by a temporary signal.

Adirondack Lodge Road, North Elba: Crews are preparing for an upcoming bridge replacement. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

Interstate 87, Town of Chesterfield: Northbound traffic has been reduced to one lane from Exit 32 to the AuSable/Chesterfield line. Motorists should expect lane closures in both the northbound and southbound lanes between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Work is expected to be complete in late November.

Route 22, Westport: Traffic has been reduced to a single lane in alternating directions from the Essex/Westport line to the Westport/Moriah line. The work, with completion expected in late November, is taking place between Wadhams and County Route 8. Traffic is controlled by a temporary signal. 

Route 185, Crown Point: Crews are performing road construction in both directions at the Crown Point Bridge. There will be lane closures. Work is expected to be completed July 3.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Countywide road construction: Crews are performing general maintenance on roads affected by recent flooding throughout the county. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

Water Street, Fort Covington: A long-term water-main project has begun. Water Street has been narrowed to two lanes northbound and one lane southbound between John and Beekman streets. Work will continue until next spring. 

Cemetery Road, Chateaugay: Crews are paving the road. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

Jewitt Road, Westville: Crews are working on the bridge just off Route 37. Motorists should follow a signed detour.

McLaughlin Avenue, Tupper Lake: Crews are replacing pipes and performing ditching operations. They are expected to move on to other projects in the Town of Tupper Lake once those operations are completed. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Matthew Hamilton