Weather permitting, DOT is scheduled to begin nighttime paving operations along the Menands to Green Island (south of Tibbits Avenue to Menands) section of I-787 (including the interchange ramps along this section) on Monday, September 17th. In order to avoid disruptions to traffic flows in this busy corridor, the pavement work will be progressed between 6 PM and 6 AM. On Monday through Friday nights, there will be mainline single lane closures from 6 PM to 10 PM and double-lane closures from 10 PM to 6 AM. Ramp closures (and signed detours) will be in effect between 10 PM and 6 AM on Monday through Thursday nights and will not begin until September 27th. Please note that the closures will only take place in the areas or on the ramps where work is taking place at any given time, they will not be in force “end to end” for the duration of the project.
They expect that this work will take approximately five weeks, until Wednesday, October 31st. We
will let you know if DOT advises us of significant schedule changes due to weather or other
unanticipated conditions encountered in the field.
Please note that the Cohoes Boulevard (north of Tibbits Avenue through Cohoes) project is occurring simultaneously. We will also post updates on that project as they are given to us.