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Construction on Patroon Island Bridge to start in April

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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— Construction is set to begin on the $146 million rehabilitation project of Patroon Island Bridge, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.

Work on the six-lane bridge will begin in April with two lanes in each direction closed at night while the bridge deck is being replaced. Lanes will be open in the morning and evening.

Traffic will be directed from one side of the bridge to the other. Ramp closures are also expected in May. Single lane closures will also occur during the day between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. but is not expected to impact traffic.

“Rehabilitating the Patroon Island Bridge is another way that the state is investing in our vital transportation infrastructure,” Cuomo said in a news release. “This project will allow us to update and improve the bridge deck with minimal impact on travelers.”

The Patroon Island Bridge carries I-90 over the Hudson River between Rensselaer and Albany. Work on the bridge also includes steel and substructure repairs along with painting of the bridge.

Construction started last year with the demolition of four concrete piers that support ramps making up the I-90 and I-787 interchange. Remaining piers will be demolished and new ones will be built through the summer and into the fall.

Information about the bridge project can be found on the Patroon Island Bridge Facebook page and @PatroonBridge on Twitter. Travelers can also call 511 or visit www.511NY.org for traffic conditions.

 
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