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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: https://www.albanycounty.com/departments/public-works
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