COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) - A northbound lane of the Albany area's main north-south interstate highway has been closed again just before rush-hour because of a continuing problem at a bridge renovation project.
The state Department of Transportation says all three northbound lanes on the Thaddeus Kosciuszko Bridge were closed before 6 a.m., but reopened by mid-afternoon. The latest shutdown of the right-hand lane was announced just before 4 p.m. on the span carrying Interstate 87, the Adirondack Northway, over the Mohawk river north of Albany.
DOT officials have said the closings were caused by problems securing a temporary steel plate to the old bridge deck.
Northbound traffic was diverted to nearby Route 9.
A $29 million project to replace the bridge's decking began this past weekend.