About one year ago, almost to the day, a truck with a hydraulic lift plowed into the Sitterly Road overpass in Clifton Park. The road has been closed on and off for a year but now to actually replace the bridge and road, Sitterly Road will be closed all week.

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When Will the Road Be Shut Down to Traffic?

The New York State Department of Transportation is closing the Sitterly Road bridge over the Northway near Exit 9 in Clifton Park. It will close from today (Monday, April 18th) through Friday, April 22nd. This is to allow the NYDOT to replace the overpass bridge. This week was chosen because most schools are off for spring break.

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Where Will Traffic Be Detoured to?

The NYDOT says that motorists should use Clifton Park Center Road, Route 146, Route 9, and the Crossings Boulevard to get around the construction and the closure.

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Other Roadways Will be Affected

The Northway, south of Exit 9 will also have some off-peak lane closures and shoulder closures during the week. There may be alternating lane closures on occasion as well even after the overpass is repaired.

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Will the Repair of Sitterly Road be Complete After This Week?

No. More bridgework will be done this summer and traffic will be completely cut off. This is scheduled from June 18th through September 12th. Then in the fall, there will be two more weekend closures on Sitterly Road according to The Record.

Slow Down in Construction Zones!

The NYDOT is reminding motorists to drive responsibly and slow down in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in these areas. Also, you are urged to move over if there are emergency vehicles, broken down vehicles, or construction vehicles.

 

Take A Peek at What the 'New' New York Thruway Rest Areas Will Look Like

The New York State Thruway is in the process of overhauling all 27 of the rest areas. Although they are only working on a handful at a time, the renderings have been revealed. Not only will they be more of an open concept, but some will also have dog parks and all will have better food options. Look for Shake Shack, Panera, Starbucks, Panda Express, Chik-fil-A, Popeyes, Dunkin, Burger King, and a new fresh concept Applegreen convenience stores. Taste NY farm markets will be at each rest area along with play areas and picnic areas. There will be amenities for commercial truck drivers including more truck parking, showers, fitness centers, and laundry facilities.