ALBANY, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo says the major work on a $29 million project to
replace the bridge decks on the northbound and southbound Thaddeus Kosciuszko
Bridges - commonly known as the Twin Bridges - carrying the
Northway over the Mohawk River between Albany and Saratoga counties, has been
The project was funded through Governor Cuomo's NY Works program and has been
completed one week before the busy Memorial Day travel weekend.
Governor Cuomo says it's important for the state to invest in repairs to critical infrastructure, such as the Twin Bridges, to improve mobility
and safety for travelers.
The Department of Transportation says the bridges carry more than 100,000 vehicles each day.
Work to remove the crossovers north and south of the bridge and demobilize
equipment will continue and may require some overnight lane closures.
project began last year with deck replacement on the northbound bridge and
restarted in April of this year with construction on the southbound bridge. The
project also included repairs to the bearings, joints, steel stringers and
During construction this spring, the southbound
bridge was closed to traffic each Friday night and reopened before the busy
commuting hours on Monday mornings.
Work included removing existing concrete
deck panels and replacing them with new, precast concrete deck panels that were
manufactured off-site and delivered to the bridge for installation. Traffic was
crossed over to the northbound bridge, with two lanes open in the southbound
direction and one lane open in the northbound direction.
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