Press-Republican

June 25, 2013

Road Construction Roundup: June 25, 2013

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Press-Republican

---- — PLATTSBURGH — The 2013 road-construction season is under way.

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

Interstate 87, Champlain: Crews are working on the shoulders at Exit 43 on the northbound and southbound sides. Traffic is controlled by flaggers.

Route 11, Champlain: Crews are working on shoulders on both sides of the road from Interstate 87 to the Champlain/Rouses Point line. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

Route 190, Ellenburg: Crews are working on the connector between routes 190 and 11. Traffic is controlled by flaggers. Work is expected to be completed June 30.

Narrows Road, Ellenburg: Crews were expected to begin rehabilitation of the Narrows Road Bridge on Monday. During construction, the road will be closed and a detour will be in place. Work is expected to be completed in November.

Lake Shore Road, Chazy: Crews were expected to begin rehabilitation of the bridge over the Little Chazy River immediately south of Lapointe Road on Monday. During construction, the road will be closed and a detour will be in place.

Route 9, Beekmantown: Crews are performing shoulder-cutting operations on alternating sides of the road, moving along Route 9 between Route 11 and Spellman Road in Beekmantown. Traffic is reduced to one lane in both directions where work is taking place.

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.

Guideboard Road, Town of Black Brook: The road is closed due to a drainage-structure failure. Crews are working to reopen the road by July 4. Motorists should follow the signed detour.

CITY OF PLATTSBURGH

Boynton Avenue: Crews are reconstructing the road between Lynde Street and Woodland Avenue. 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.

Route 431, Wilmington: Traffic has been reduced to a single lane in alternating directions at Whiteface Mountain due to road construction. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers. Work, which is between Wilmington and Whiteface Mountain, is expected to take place between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until June 28.

Adirondack Lodge Road, North Elba: Crews are preparing for an upcoming bridge replacement. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

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

Route 185, Crown Point: Crews are performing road construction in both directions at the Crown Point Bridge. There will be lane closures. Work is expected to be completed July 3.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Countywide road construction: Crews are performing general maintenance on roads affected by recent flooding 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 3, Saranac Lake: Crews are completing 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