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October 9, 2012

Road Construction Roundup: Oct. 9, 2012

Road construction is continuing throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.

Crews ask that motorists use caution when driving through work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.

Here is a look at some of the major work occurring this week:

CLINTON COUNTY

Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge, Rouses Point: Traffic is reduced to one lane and controlled by a traffic light as paving takes place. The project is expected to take until Nov. 30.

Route 11, Rouses Point: Traffic has been reduced to one lane in both directions from the Rouses Point/Champlain line to Lake Street. Crews are milling and resurfacing the road. Work is expected to be completed Friday.

Route 11, Ellenburg: Crews continue highway rehabilitation between the intersection of routes 11 and 190 and the Mooers/Altona line. Traffic will be controlled by signs and flaggers.

Route 22, Plattsburgh: Traffic has been reduced to one lane in both directions from Boynton Avenue to Wallace Hill Road. Crews are milling and repaving the road. Work is expected to be completed Friday.

Route 22, Plattsburgh: Crews will be installing a temporary bridge over Interstate 87 in the area of Exit 36. There will be rolling road blocks along Interstate 87 southbound between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday. Traffic traveling northbound will be redirected around the construction area using the Exit 36 ramp. Motorists on Route 22 wishing to travel southbound on Interstate 87 will be re-directed to Exit 35. Motorists traveling along Interstate 87 between exits 37 and 35 should expect some delays.

ESSEX COUNTY

Jersey Bridge, AuSable Forks: The bridge will be closed between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily beginning Tuesday. Crews will be repairing the heat trace and sewer pipe insulation along the bridge. Work is expected to be completed by Monday, Oct. 15. Motorists should detour using Sheldrake Road. There will be a pedestrian walkway access to cross the bridge.

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