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Major improvments planned for I-87 bridge near Albany

August 31, 2012
Associated Press

HALFMOON (AP) - The Cuomo administration's top transportation official says major improvements are planned for a highway bridge in the Albany area.

Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald says Wednesday that $29 million will be spent on the upgrades to the Thaddeus Kosciuszko (kus-CHOOS'-koh) Bridge, known locally as the Twin Bridges. She says more than 100,000 motorists use the bridge each day.

In June, DOT officials announced a project to replace the decks on the two spans, which carry Interstate 87, the Adirondack Northway, over the Mohawk River just north of Albany.

Starting Sept. 7, northbound traffic will be directed to the southbound side of the bridge, which will have one lane open in each direction. The first phase is expected to be completed by the end of October. Work on the southbound lanes will be done in the spring.



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