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Lane closures begin as 787 rehab project resumes

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Local traffic will be impacted by the restart of an ongoing project to rehabilitate Interstate 787 between exits 3B and 4 in downtown Albany. 

Temporary nighttime lane closures will begin April 1 on southbound I-787.  Concrete barriers will be installed by mid-April that will reduce the three-lane southbound interstate to two lanes until the end of the summer.  Crews will work two shifts to complete work more quickly.  In June, the southbound Clinton Avenue off ramp will also close to traffic until project completion at the end of the summer.

Travel delays are expected, especially during the peak morning commuting hours. Commuters are encouraged to drive carefully through the work zone and to allow for extra travel time during construction.

The I-787 rehabilitation project includes replacing the concrete driving surface, along with bridge bearings and joints, and rehabilitating the Clinton Avenue interchange ramps. The project will make the bridges along this stretch of interstate safer and provide a smoother driving surface for motorists. The project began last April with work on northbound I-787 and progressed through the winter with work under the bridge to replace bearings. 

The construction contractor for the $20.8 million project is DA Collins Construction Co. Inc. of Mechanicville, Saratoga County.

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