Press-Republican

July 23, 2013

Road Construction Roundup: July 23, 2013


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

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 by mid November. Temporary closures of the waterway and disruptions to boating could occur between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

Route 190, Altona: Crews are repairing washout damage from Devil’s Den Road to Duquette Road. The road is reduced to one lane. Traffic is controlled by flaggers.

Route 374, Cadyville: Crews are repairing washout damage between Trudeau and Church roads. Traffic is 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.

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.

Old Military Road, Lake Placid: Crews are performing construction operations. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

Adirondack Lodge Road, North Elba: Motorists should use the temporary bridge while crews perform a replacement project.

Route 22, Willsboro: Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction between the Willsboro/Essex line and the Chesterfield/Willsboro line. Crews are working near Reber Road and the railroad overpass in that area.

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 the Wadhams hamlet and County Route 8. Traffic is controlled by a temporary signal.

Johnson Pond Road, North Hudson: Crews are resurfacing the roadway. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

Trout Brook Road, Schroon: Crews are resurfacing the roadway. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Countywide road construction: Crews are performing maintenance activities 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.

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

County Route 22, Westville: Crews are replacing culverts and performing other maintenance activities. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

Route 30, Malone: Crews are paving from the intersection with Route 122 in Constable to Lovers Lane Road in Malone. Traffic is controlled by flaggers and a pilot vehicle. Motorists should expect minor delays. The project is expected to take one week to complete.

Route 30, Malone: Crews are paving just south of the Lake Titus area. Traffic is controlled by flaggers and a pilot vehicle. Motorists should expect minor delays. The project is expected to take one week to complete.

Route 11B, Dickinson Center: Crews are working between the Lawrence/Dickinson line and the St. Lawrence County/Franklin County line. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Matthew Hamilton