Press-Republican

October 15, 2013

Road Construction Roundup: Oct. 15, 2013


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

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 major projects around Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties:

CLINTON COUNTY

Route 9, Champlain: Crews are paving between Route 11 to Spellman Road during weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Narrows Road, Ellenburg: Crews are rehabilitating the Narrows Road Bridge. The road is closed, and a detour is in place. Work is expected to be completed by mid-November.

Route 190, Altona: Crews are performing culvert repairs between the Altona/Beekmantown line and Devils Den Road. Traffic has been reduced to one lane in both directions.

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. A signed detour is in place 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 is in place.

Route 22, Plattsburgh: Crews are reconstructing the overpass over Interstate 87. There are some daily lane closures. Traffic is controlled by flaggers.

Interstate 87, Keeseville: Crews are paving between exits 34 and 36 in both the north and southbound lanes. Motorists should expect daily lane closures. The speed limit in work zones has been reduced to 55 mph. Work is expected to be complete in late October.

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.

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

Mountain View Drive, Reber: Crews are performing a bridge-reconstruction project, which is expected to take several months to complete.

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 Route 8. Traffic is controlled by a temporary signal.

Center Road, Moriah Center: Crews are performing a bridge-reconstruction project, which is expected to take several months to complete.

Route 9N, Crown Point: Crews are working between Bridge Road and Edgemont Point. Traffic is reduced to one lane in both directions and is controlled by a temporary traffic signal. Work is expected to be complete in late November.

Tahawus Road, Newcomb: Crews are performing bridge maintenance. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

Blue Ridge Road, Newcomb: Crews were expected to begin a paving project. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers as necessary.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Countywide road construction: Crews are performing general maintenance 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.

Route 11B, Dickinson Center: Crews are working between the Lawrence/Dickinson line and the St. Lawrence County/Franklin County line. Traffic has been reduced to one lane on the bridge over Deer River. Traffic is controlled by a temporary signal.

Route 458, St. Regis Falls: Crews are working on the bridge at the intersection of Moira Street and St. Regis Falls Road.

Blue Mountain Road, Santa Clara: Crews are performing bridge work. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Matthew Hamilton