PLATTSBURGH — Road construction projects are going on around the North Country.
Local, county and state highway departments urge motorists to use caution when traveling through work zones.
Fines for speeding will be doubled for those who are caught exceeding the limit.
Here’s a closer look at some of the projects that are underway in Franklin, Clinton and Essex counties:
Interstate 87, Champlain: The Northway has been reduced to one lane in both directions from the U.S./Canadian line to Exit 42. Contractors will be constructing cross-overs on the road to facilitate reconstruction of the Route 11 bridge over Interstate 87. The stretch of Route 11 in that area is also affected. Construction will continue until further notice.
Devil’s Den Road, Altona: Crews will begin shoulder-cutting operations this week. Minimal delays are expected. Traffic will be controlled as necessary.
Route 190, Altona: Crews are continuing to work on repairing a culvert on Route 190 between Atwood Road and Recore Road. A temporary traffic light has been set up, which will allow for alternating one-way traffic. Construction began on June 9 and is expected to be completed by the end of this week.
General Leroy Manor Road, Dannemora: Drainage improvements are underway. Crews will begin performing cross-culvert replacements, which will cause temporary road closures. Alternate routes will be available.
Route 22B, Morrisonville: Motorists traveling on Route 22B will be detoured over the Saranac River using a temporary structure that is adjacent to the existing bridge. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in alternating directions and will be controlled by temporary traffic lights at the intersection of Route 22B and Mason Street, as well as at the intersection of Route 22B and Rand Hill Road.
Route 22B, Morrisonville: Crews are working on bridge construction on Route 22B between Felton Road and County Route 40. Traffic signs will be visible, and flaggers will also be present. Construction began with tree removal and utility relocation on March 24 and is scheduled to continue until Nov. 30, 2015.