Traffic on Route 7 at Exit 6


Avoid

What the state DOT is calling a "major road work event" began this week on Route 7 near Exit 6 on the Northway. The project has temporarily re-routed Route 7 west of the Northway.

If last night's traffic is any indication, the situation will be a mess all week. The westbound traffic was backed up into the box for the intersection for the off-ramp from I-87N. And people were being less than conscientious about clearing the intersection. There was honking.

You might want to avoid that stretch if you can. Route 155/Albany-Shaker (Exit 4) will take you around the south side of the airport and drop you off beyond the construction on Route 7.

Earlier on AOA: It's pronounced "spoo-ee"

Comments

Washington Ave E/W was also busy, related or not.

I would avoid Albany at all costs, construction or not, but thanks for the update on the Rt. 7 situation.

I love your timing, AOA! I got stuck in this mess last night, and it was chaotic.

Getting from the Target shopping plaza back to Route 7 was very tough to do because the far left-hand lanes (the one I normally take to make it easier to get back on the Northway) weren't clearly marked as closed. I didn't realize my mistake until I was almost up to the cones blocking the lane completely. If a kind driver hadn't let me in to the lane on my right after I realized my mistake, I would have been stuck there for a very long time.

I'm so glad that I work and live in downtown Albany and practically never have to make my way through the poorly planned mess that is everything between Northern Blvd and downtown Saratoga Springs.

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