Monday, December 15, 2014

Detours Late Tonight and Wednesday Night at I-90 and 787 in Albany

Motorists are advised that ramps will be closed tonight (Monday) and Wednesday night from 10 pm. to 2 a.m. to and from Interstate 90 to Interstate 787 as the New York State Department of Transportation conducts a biennial inspection of these bridges.

Tonight, NYSDOT will inspect the I-90 eastbound bridge ramp to 787 northbound, and the I-90 westbound bridge ramp to 787 southbound. To allow for bridge inspection to proceed safely, these ramps will be closed from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

During that time, motorists should follow these detours:

  • Motorists wishing to go from I-90 eastbound to 787 northbound should follow the detour to southbound 787 and then to Exit 4B for Clinton Avenue. At that point, motorists should follow the signs (turning left at Broadway, then right onto VanTromp Street) to access 787 northbound.

  • Motorists wishing to go from I-90 westbound to 787 southbound should follow the detour to 787 northbound and then to Exit 7W for Route 378 West. After exiting, motorists should follow the signs to access 787 southbound

On Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., the 787 southbound bridge ramp to I-90 eastbound will be closed to allow for inspection to proceed safely. During that time, motorists should follow the detour to I-90 westbound, exiting at Northern Boulevard and following the signs to access I‑90 eastbound.

Under New York State law, every highway bridge in the Empire State is to be inspected at least once every two years.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

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