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Route 85 Construction Schedule

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

April 3 - Begin Removal of Existing Steel Bridge Superstructure

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

There is a detour over Cherry and Kenwood Avenues during closures

Westbound: CLOSED


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.



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