Washington Avenue construction

Washington Avenue contruction

The construction signs aren't kidding about "rough road ahead."

The good news: the stretch of Washington Avenue in Albany between Brevator and UAlbany that seemed to be permanently potholed and scarred is being rebuilt. Construction started this week.

The bad news: one of the main uptown/downtown routes is now down to one lane in both directions. And that one lane is not a smooth ride.

If you use that stretch of Washington, it's probably might be a good idea to find an alternate route for the next few weeks. (Or not... see Matt's note!) Fuller Road will connect you to Western or Central just beyond the construction (though Central near Everett is torn up, too). And if you're going to/from downtown, try hopping on/off I-90 at Henry Johnson.

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As much as this is going to inconvenience a lot of people, thank goodness they are finally doing something. This stretch of road has been in horrible shape for well over 15 years now.

I travel this way to work each day. The congestion is not bad. No need to hike over to western or central if your goal is to stay on washington. That is all.

Thanks, Matt!

I drove down this yesterday around 4- its bumpy and all but not completely awful.

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