Now that it is 'officially' summer in the Capital Region, that means the Northway will be a little more packed with vacationing travelers headed up to Saratoga and Lake George each weekend. But that also means a lot of traffic restrictions and detours as well with several major road projects being completed.

Just alone in the Department of Transportation's Region 1, a total of $160 million will be spent on projects from repaving to bridge reconstruction. Included in that list will be:

  • Patroon Island Bridge, Route 90 over the Hudson: This will mostly take place overnight with the east bound bridge closing. Traffic will be redirected to the west bound bridge. So if you are headed that way, be prepared for potential delays. There is also a chance that there will be weekend closures throughout the project as well.
  • 787 repaving - south bound side in Albany: This will be between exits 2 and 4. The speed limit will be decreased to 45 MPH during the construction process.
  • Interstate 88 (Schenectady County) repaving: This will be a two summer project with one side being done each year. No word on which side will be done first this year. The 14 miles project will be just after the toll booths and in to Schoharie County line.
  • Latham Circle: This summer will see the completion of the project. Expect lane closures on both sides of Route 9 through July.
  • Sand Creek Road in Colonie: Project will include repaving and new sidewalks from Norbrick Drive (east) to Everett Road.
  • 126th Bridge Between Troy and Waterfort: Project should be completed by end of July. Trucks are being detoured.
There are several other projects that include Route 9 and 20 in East Greenbush, Route 7 between Pittstown and Hoosick, and Route 40 in Schaghticoke.