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Albany County Rail Trail Bridge over New Scotland Rd. (SR 85) Tentative Construction Schedule and Detour Information


March 6th – Begin Tree Removal and construct temporary Rail Trail pedestrian detour (will include intermittent lane closures)

Tree removal will take place over a 3 week period.

Intermittent lane closures will occur between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm during tree removal operations and construction of the Rail Trail detour.

The Rail Trail detour will remain in place for duration of construction

March 27 – Begin Large Tree Removal, Utility Relocation and Removal of Fill on the bridge (both lanes of New Scotland Rd. temporarily closed)

Begin large tree removal, utility relocation and removal of fill on the bridge

New Scotland Rd. (SR-85), will be closed at the bridge during this time

Eastbound New Scotland Rd. (SR-85) will be detoured over Kenwood Avenue and onto Cherry Ave. (SR 140)

Westbound New Scotland Rd. (SR-85) will be detoured over Cherry Avenue (SR 140) and onto Kenwood Ave.

April 3 – Begin Removal of Existing Steel Bridge Superstructure (both lanes of New Scotland Rd. remain closed)

Removal of the existing steel superstructure is expected to take one month

May 1 - Demolition Complete, Construction Begins (Eastbound traffic opens on New Scotland Rd.)

Eastbound New Scotland Rd. (SR-85) re-opens to traffic at the bridge

Westbound New Scotland Rd. (SR-85) traffic, except for local traffic, business traffic and emergency vehicles, will continue to be detoured over Cherry Ave (SR-140).

Access to all businesses in the project area will be maintained throughout construction.  Signs stating “Businesses Are Open During Construction” will be posted on both approaches to the work zone area for the duration of construction

Date TBD - Installation of New Bridge Superstructure

New Scotland Road (SR-85) will be closed for two weeks to install the steel superstructure for new bridge.  Eastbound and Westbound traffic will be detoured during this time

October 31 - Substantial Completion

New Scotland Road (SR-85) is re-opened for two –way traffic.  Rail Trail Bridge is re-opened.


*All dates are tentative and subject to change

**Access to all businesses in the project area will be maintained throughout construction

***Project updates will be available on the County website at:

****Call (518) 765-2055 or email for additional details.