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September 24, 2013

Road Construction Roundup: Sept. 23, 2013

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

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.

Frontier Road, Churubusco: Crews are paving between Route 189 and Lost Nation Road. Expect minor delays.

Lost Nation Road, Churubusco: Crews are paving between Frontier Road and Route 11. Motorists should expect minor delays.

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 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.

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.

River Road, St. Armand: Crews are paving. Traffic is controlled by flaggers as necessary.

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

Route 73, North Elba: Crews are working on the bridge over the West Branch of the Ausable River near the ski jumps. Traffic has been reduced to one lane in both directions. Work takes place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Completion is expected on Sept. 27.

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