Press-Republican

October 9, 2012

Road Construction Roundup: Oct. 9, 2012


Press-Republican

---- — Road construction is continuing throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.

Crews ask that motorists use caution when driving through work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.

Here is a look at some of the major work occurring this week:

CLINTON COUNTY

Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge, Rouses Point: Traffic is reduced to one lane and controlled by a traffic light as paving takes place. The project is expected to take until Nov. 30.

Route 11, Rouses Point: Traffic has been reduced to one lane in both directions from the Rouses Point/Champlain line to Lake Street. Crews are milling and resurfacing the road. Work is expected to be completed Friday.

Route 11, Ellenburg: Crews continue highway rehabilitation between the intersection of routes 11 and 190 and the Mooers/Altona line. Traffic will be controlled by signs and flaggers.

Route 22, Plattsburgh: Traffic has been reduced to one lane in both directions from Boynton Avenue to Wallace Hill Road. Crews are milling and repaving the road. Work is expected to be completed Friday.

Route 22, Plattsburgh: Crews will be installing a temporary bridge over Interstate 87 in the area of Exit 36. There will be rolling road blocks along Interstate 87 southbound between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday. Traffic traveling northbound will be redirected around the construction area using the Exit 36 ramp. Motorists on Route 22 wishing to travel southbound on Interstate 87 will be re-directed to Exit 35. Motorists traveling along Interstate 87 between exits 37 and 35 should expect some delays.

ESSEX COUNTY

Jersey Bridge, AuSable Forks: The bridge will be closed between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily beginning Tuesday. Crews will be repairing the heat trace and sewer pipe insulation along the bridge. Work is expected to be completed by Monday, Oct. 15. Motorists should detour using Sheldrake Road. There will be a pedestrian walkway access to cross the bridge.

Route 9, Chesterfield: Traffic will be reduced to a single lane moving in alternating directions at Trout Pond Road. Work is expected to be completed in late October.

Route 22, Willsboro: Traffic will flow in a single lane in alternating directions from the Willsboro/Essex line to the Chesterfield/Willsboro line due to road construction that will occur until further notice.

Route 86, Wilmington: Traffic will flow in a single lane in alternating directions at the Wilmington/North Elba line. Crews are performing bridge work over the West Branch of the Ausable River. Construction is expected to be completed this month.

Interstate 87, Exit 32: Crews are performing road construction in both directions from Exit 32 to the AuSable/Chesterfield line. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions.

Route 9N, Keene: Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in alternating directions at the intersection with Route 73, due to bridge construction. Traffic will be controlled by a temporary traffic signal.

Route 9N, Port Henry: Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in alternating directions from Bridge Road to County Route 2 due to road construction over Grove Brook at Island Way.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Poplar Street, Constable: Crews are repairing a bridge. The road will be closed for two to three weeks. Motorists should follow the detour, which follows Davenport Drive to Route 30 to Stebbins Road to Poplar Street.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Matthew Hamilton