For Immediate Release: 11/02/22
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TRAVEL ADVISORY: NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN NOW IN EFFECT ON CASTLETON-ON-HUDSON BRIDGE
Westbound Traffic Shift Has Been Lifted to Mark the Completion of Phase 2 of the $47.6 Million Bridge Deck Replacement and Rehabilitation Project
All Traffic Remains 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 a new traffic pattern is now in effect on the Castleton-On-Hudson Bridge. The milestone marks the completion of Phase 2 of the $47.6 million bridge deck replacement and rehabilitation project which began in Summer 2021.
As part of the new traffic pattern, all westbound traffic that had been shifted to the eastbound side, has returned to the westbound span which features a brand-new bridge deck and driving surface and new guiderail. Full-depth deck repairs and a new asphalt driving surface to the eastbound travel lanes was completed in Phase 1 of the project last year.
All traffic will remain reduced to one travel lane in each direction during the third and final phase of the project which is scheduled to be completed by the end of Summer 2023.
Phase 3 of the project includes bridge steel repairs and other safety enhancements.
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 per year, 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.
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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