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Northway's Twin Bridges work is complete


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 completed.

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.

The 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 concrete substructure.

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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