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For Immediate Release: 03/17/22   
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications 
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All Traffic Shifted to Eastbound Travel Lanes of Castleton Bridge as Crews Replace Entire Westbound Bridge Deck

em>Traffic Reduced to One Travel Lane in Each Direction

Castleton Bridge is Approximately One Mile Long and Connects Rensselaer and Albany Counties, Serving More Than 6.2 Million Vehicles Per Year

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced work on a major capital improvement project on the Castleton-On-Hudson Bridge resumed today, March 17, 2022. Construction on the $47.6 million bridge deck replacement and rehabilitation project began in the summer of 2021 with full-depth deck repairs and a new asphalt driving surface to the eastbound travel lanes.Phase 2 of the project includes the complete deck replacement of the westbound travel lanes, as well as bridge steel repairs and other safety enhancements.

Beginning today, all traffic will be shifted to the eastbound travel lanes of the Castleton Bridge as crews replace the entire westbound bridge deck. Traffic will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction during phase 2, which is scheduled to be substantially completed by the end of 2022.

During the scheduled temporary traffic shift, the work zone speed limit will be posted at 45MPH.

Phase 3 of the project is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2023 and includes bridge steel repairs and other safety enhancements. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by the end of Summer 2023.

The Castleton-On-Hudson Bridge, more commonly referred to as the Castleton Bridge, opened to traffic in 1958 and spans approximately one mile in length, connecting the Berkshire Spur section to the Thruway's mainline. Approximately 6.2 million, or 17,000 vehicles per day, travel over the iconic blue steel bridge that connects Albany and Rensselaer counties over the Hudson River.

L&T Construction of Richmondville, New York (Schoharie County), is the project contractor.

The project also includes additional safety enhancements such as new pavement at each end of the bridge, new guiderail, new beacon lights on the bridge, and miscellaneous steel repairs.

During construction, temporary traffic stops may be scheduled in the vicinity of the Castleton Bridge during off-peak travel times. As an active work zone, motorists should use caution and expect construction vehicles entering and exiting the marked construction zone.

All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Motorists are reminded that in New York State, 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 license.

For up-to-date travel information, motorists are encouraged to download the Thruway’s mobile app which is available to download for free on iPhone and Android devices. The app provides motorists direct access to real-time traffic information, live traffic cameras and navigation assistance while on the go. Travelers can also visit the Thruway Authority's interactive Traveler Map which features live traffic cameras.


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