PLATTSBURGH — The 2013 road-construction season is under way.
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:
Interstate 87, Champlain: Crews are working on the shoulders at Exit 43 on the northbound and southbound sides. Traffic is controlled by flaggers.
Route 11, Champlain: Crews are working on shoulders on both sides of the road from Interstate 87 to the Champlain/Rouses Point line. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.
Route 190, Ellenburg: Crews are working on the connector between routes 190 and 11. Traffic is controlled by flaggers. Work is expected to be completed June 30.
Narrows Road, Ellenburg: Crews were expected to begin rehabilitation of the Narrows Road Bridge on Monday. 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 were expected to begin rehabilitation of the bridge over the Little Chazy River immediately south of Lapointe Road on Monday. During construction, the road will be closed and a detour will be in place.
Route 9, Beekmantown: Crews are performing shoulder-cutting operations on alternating sides of the road, moving along Route 9 between Route 11 and Spellman Road in Beekmantown. Traffic is reduced to one lane in both directions where work is taking place.
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.