Multiple-week Fuller Road closure near Washington Ave

washington ave flyover construction 2012-09-03

Florcle construction, as of Monday.

This should keep things interesting at the busy Washington Ave/Fuller Road intersection in Albany: Fuller Road will be closed between Washington Ave and the ramps for I-90 from today until the morning of September 25.* (Fuller will be open from the ramps north to Central Ave.)

If you've passed by there recently, you've probably noticed the progress on the new circle/flyover (we're calling it a "florcle") that's part of the re-alignment of Washington Ave. The road is being moved to open up space for Albany NanoTech.

*The message boards on I-90 yesterday said the road would be closed until September 23. The September 25 date is from NY511 (full text post jump -- it'd be great to be able to permalink stuff there).

Twin Bridges
Speaking of closures: the weekend closure of the northbound side of the Twin Bridges starts this Friday night. Northbound traffic will be routed over the southbound bridge. Both directions will be sharing the same bridge (heartwarming, right). That means there will be one lane for each direction, which will probably mean traffic backups at times.

This weekend is the first of six weekend closures as part of the deck replacement for the bridge. The southbound bridge will get the same treatment next spring.

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From NY511:

Reported By: NYSDOT: road construction, closed to traffic on Washington Avenue Extension in both directions at Fuller Road; CR 156; Washington Avenue starting 6:00 AM, 09/04/12 until 7:00 AM, 09/25/12. Comment: Fuller Rd will be closed between Washington Ave Ext and I-90 Exit 2. It will be closed 24/7

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There's an electronic sign on Wolf Road near Central Avenue warning of lane closures starting soon. Could this be for construction of the long anticipated Trader Joe's express lane?

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