Press-Republican

May 23, 2013

Road Construction Roundup: May 23, 2013


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---- — The 2013 road construction season has begun.

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

Here’s a look at some of the projects around Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.

CLINTON COUNTY

Countywide road construction: Crews are sweeping and performing general maintenance throughout the county. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers as necessary.

Route 190, Ellenburg: Crews are working on the connector between routes 190 and 11. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

Lake Shore Road, Chazy: Crews will begin rehabilitation of the Lake Shore Bridge over the Little Chazy River immediately south of Lapointe Road in late June. During that time, a detour will be in place.

Interstate 87, Plattsburgh: The northbound and southbound lanes have been reduced to one lane from Route 3 to Exit 39. 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 will be some daily lane closures. Traffic is controlled by flaggers.

Guideboard Road, Town of Blackbrook: The road is closed due to a drainage structure failure. Materials to repair the road are expected to be delivered by mid June.

CITY OF PLATTSBURGH

Boynton Avenue: Crews are reconstructing the road between Lynd Street and Woodland Avenue. 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. Traffic 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 ½ mile north of Fox Farm Road. 

Traffic is controlled by a temporary signal.

Interstate 87, Town of Chesterfield: Northbound traffic has been reduced to one lane from Exit 32 to the AuSable/Chesterfield line. Motorists should expect various 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 will be controlled by a temporary signal. 

Route 185, Crown Point: Crews are working on the road over the Crown Point Bridge. The sidewalk is closed, but the roadway remains open. Completion is expected by June 21.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Route 3, Saranac Lake: Crews are replacing the pedestrian bridge over Route 3 between the Harrietstown/Saranac Lake line and River Street. Work is expected to take until June 30. Traffic disruptions should be minor.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Matthew Hamilton