COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) - A stretch of the northbound lanes of the Albany area's main north-south interstate highway is closed because of delays at a bridge renovation project.
The state Department of Transportation announced shortly after 6 a.m. Monday that the northbound lanes of Interstate 87, the Adirondack Northway, have been shut down where the Thaddeus Kosciuszko (kus-CHOOS'-koh) Bridge carries the highway over the Mohawk River, just north of Albany.
DOT officials say the closure was caused by delays in securing the old bridge deck with steel plates. The agency says it expects to have one lane reopen around 9:30 a.m. and all three lanes open before noon.
Northbound traffic is being diverted off the highway to nearby Route 9.
A $29 million project to replace the bridge's decking began this past weekend on the span's northbound side.
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