ALBANY–The New York State Thruway Authority today announced steel placement, for an overhead bridge project at Interchange B1 on the Berkshire Connector, will require periodic traffic stoppages until Friday, June 12, weather permitting, according to a release.
During the scheduled project, traffic will be brought to a complete stop while construction crews install steel girders for an overhead bridge at Interchange B1 (US 9 & I-90 West) at milepost 6.5 of the Berkshire Connector. The periodic traffic stoppages are expected to last no longer than 10 minutes each. Motorists are advised that they may experience residual traffic delays as a result of the stoppages.
Periodic traffic stoppages are scheduledfor the westbound lanes on Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The $7.5 million bridge project is being performed by Kubricky Construction Corp. of Glens Falls and is scheduled for completion in Fall 2009.
The Authority will activate its Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) to advise motorists of the lane closures. Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) will also be posted in advance of the area to provide motorists with notice of the required traffic stoppages.
As always, motorists are reminded to remain alert and aware of their surroundings while traveling through the construction work zone. Motorists should also keep in mind that fines for speeding are doubled in construction work zones.
The Authority said in the release that it appreciates motorists’ patience and understanding as this essential highway improvement project takes place.