Fourth Of July Crackdown: Extra DUI Patrols To Monitor NY Roads Over Holiday Weekend Fourth Of July Crackdown: Extra DUI Patrols To Monitor NY Roads Over Holiday Weekend
Fourth Of July Crackdown: Extra DUI Patrols To Monitor NY Roads Over Holiday Weekend Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that extra patrols will be on the lookout for drunk and drugged drivers over the Fourth of July weekend. Starting on Wednesday, July 3 at 6 p.m. and lasting through midnight on Sunday, July 7, New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will increase patrols on highways across the state. The extra patrols will conduct sobriety checkpoints and target reckless and aggressive driving in an effort to curb impaired drivers and target other traffic infractions, Hochul said. “State Police and local law enforcement agencies will once again be out on New Y…
Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Albany For Hours Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Albany For Hours
Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Albany For Hours One person is hospitalized after a tractor-trailer rolled on the Thruway, striking another vehicle and shutting down the highway for hours during the morning commute. Click here for a new, updated story - Double-Fatal Crash: Man, Woman ID'd As Victims After Tractor-Trailer Rolls Over On NY Thruway The wreck happened just before 8 a.m. Thursday, May 23, on I-87 in Albany. New York State Police said the tractor-trailer collided with a passenger vehicle in the northbound lanes near Exit 23. A photo shared by the agency shows the truck on its right side, blocking most of the roadway and th…
Weeklong Lane Reduction Planned For Stretch Of Capital Region Highway Weeklong Lane Reduction Planned For Stretch Of Capital Region Highway
Weeklong Lane Reduction Planned For Stretch Of Capital Region Highway A major highway in the region will go down to just a single lane for a week, spelling potential delays for commuters. In Columbia County, one southbound lane of the Taconic State Parkway will close in the town of Taghkanic between County Route 10 and Exit 80 beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, April 29. The roadway will remain down to a single lane of traffic through 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3, for needed paving work, according to the Department of Transportation. Drivers were warned to slow down in the area and were reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. You can find the late…
Give 'Em A Brake: 'Work Zone Awareness Week' Stresses Safer Driving Near NY Road Crews Give 'Em A Brake: 'Work Zone Awareness Week' Stresses Safer Driving Near NY Road Crews
Give 'Em A Brake: 'Work Zone Awareness Week' Stresses Safer Driving Near NY Road Crews Landmarks across New York will be lit up in orange on Wednesday, April 17, to honor state highway workers and encourage safer driving through their work zones. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19 is Work Zone Awareness Week, with the national theme of “Work zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever.” The campaign is meant to stress the importance of putting down your phone, reducing your speed, and paying better attention while driving, especially in work zones, state transportation officials said. In 2023, there were 214 document…
Roadwork Update: I-87 To Remain Open In Hudson Valley Due To Upcoming Snow Roadwork Update: I-87 To Remain Open In Hudson Valley Due To Upcoming Snow
Roadwork Update: I-87 To Remain Open In Hudson Valley Due To Upcoming Snow This story has been updated. State Thruway Authority officials said planned work this weekend on I-87 on an overpass that was hit nine times last year has been postponed due to a forecast of snow. The New York State Thruway Authority had planned to close all traffic on the northbound lanes of I-87 from exit 17 in Orange County in Newburgh to exit 18 in Ulster County in New Paltz so a portion of the damaged Brookside Road overpass in New Paltz can be safely removed over the northbound lanes. “With several inches of snow expected to fall Saturday, Jan. 5 night into Sunday, Jan. 6, the Thruwa…
Thruway Would Get New Exit In Coeymans Under Proposal From Albany County Legislator Thruway Would Get New Exit In Coeymans Under Proposal From Albany County Legislator
Thruway Would Get New Exit In Coeymans Under Proposal From Albany County Legislator Drivers could soon see a new exit on the New York State Thruway. Albany County Legislator Zach Collins is asking Gov. Kathy Hochul to approve construction of a new exit on I-87 in the town of Coeymans. In a letter sent to Hochul’s office Thursday, Dec. 14, Collins said increased industrial traffic regularly clogs State Routes 143 and 144, “causing significant quality of life issues for residents in Coeymans and Ravena.” Because of the town’s location, large commercial vehicles must use the state routes to reach Thruway exits 22 to the north and 21B to the south. “The large amount of truck…
New Update: I-88 In Duanesburg Partially Reopens Following Tractor-Trailer Crash New Update: I-88 In Duanesburg Partially Reopens Following Tractor-Trailer Crash
New Update: I-88 In Duanesburg Partially Reopens Following Tractor-Trailer Crash This story has been updated. A major interstate in the region was shut down in both directions following a tractor-trailer crash that left a person seriously injured.  The Schenectady County wreck happened just before 3 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, on I-88 in the town Duanesburg. According to New York State Police, a box truck drove off the roadway near exit 24 and went down a steep ravine. The driver was taken to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and nobody else was injured. Both directions of I-88 were closed for most of the day be…
State's $8.7M Will Cover Repaving Of Capital Region Highways Impacted By Extreme Weather State's $8.7M Will Cover Repaving Of Capital Region Highways Impacted By Extreme Weather
State's $8.7M Will Cover Repaving Of Capital Region Highways Impacted By Extreme Weather Several highways in the region are set to undergo major facelifts thanks to millions of dollars in new state funding. Eight state highways in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Greene counties will be repaved at a cost of $8.7 million, Gov. Kathy Hochul said. The money is part of a $100 million funding package allocated to repave nearly 568 lane miles of roads across New York that have been impacted by severe weather. “From a devastating blizzard to historic flooding, we are living in a time of record-breaking weather events which have left many roads across New York State in n…
New Update - 'Check Your Height': Bridge Strikes Target Of New Enforcement Campaign Across NY New Update - 'Check Your Height': Bridge Strikes Target Of New Enforcement Campaign Across NY
New Update - 'Check Your Height': Bridge Strikes Target Of New Enforcement Campaign Across NY Know before you go: That’s the message from state leaders overseeing a new campaign aimed at preventing bridge strikes in New York. Earlier report - Bridge Strikes: Police Patrol For Oversized Trucks On New York Parkways To Stop Collisions Now through Saturday, Nov. 11, troopers will patrol known trouble spots at bridges and overpasses across the state as part of the Department of Transportation’s “Check Your Height, Know It’s Right” campaign. The goal is to prevent commercial and oversized vehicles from colliding with overpasses, crashes that often lead to costly repairs and long traff…
Lane Closures Suspended Across NY For Holiday Weekend Lane Closures Suspended Across NY For Holiday Weekend
Lane Closures Suspended Across NY For Holiday Weekend Gov. Kathy Hochul, in anticipation of the upcoming holiday weekend, announced the suspension of all construction-related lane closures across the state. From 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1 to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, all temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects across New York State will be suspended, the governor announced on Friday, Sept. 1. The decision is meant to ease travel congestion over Labor Day Weekend, Hochul said. “From our scenic trails to our world-class state parks, New York is home to some of the best places to celebrate Labor Day weekend,” she sa…
Ramp Closures: I-84, Taconic State Parkway To Be Affected Ramp Closures: I-84, Taconic State Parkway To Be Affected
Ramp Closures: I-84, Taconic State Parkway To Be Affected A series of ramp closures along Interstate 84 and the Taconic State Parkway will affect traffic for two nights in the Hudson Valley.  The closures, which will occur on both Wednesday, July 5, and Thursday, July 6 between 7 p.m, and 5 a.m., will affect the following ramps in Dutchess County:  The eastbound and westbound ramps from Exit 52 on I-84 to the Taconic State Parkway in East Fishkill; The northbound and southbound ramps between Exit 37 on the Taconic State Parkway to Interstate 84 in East Fishkill; The northbound and southbound ramps between Exit 47 on the Taconic State Pa…
Lane Closures Suspended Across NY For Holiday Weekend Lane Closures Suspended Across NY For Holiday Weekend
Lane Closures Suspended Across NY For Holiday Weekend In anticipation of the upcoming July 4th holiday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the suspension of construction-related lane closures throughout the state. From 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 1 to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects across New York State, the governor announced on Thursday, June 29. The decision will ease congestion for those traveling for the Fourth of July weekend, Hochul said. “We want to ensure people get to their destinations with minimal delays," she said in a statement. "I encourage everyone traveling this holida…
All New York Construction-Related Closures Paused For Memorial Day Weekend All New York Construction-Related Closures Paused For Memorial Day Weekend
All New York Construction-Related Closures Paused For Memorial Day Weekend Lane closures due to construction will be temporarily paused across New York State in the hopes of easing travel over Memorial Day weekend. On Thursday, May 25, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that temporary lane closures on New York State highways will be paused to accommodate holiday travel. The construction will be suspended starting at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 26, and will last through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. "Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season, and New Yorkers across the state will be hitting the road to enjoy time with friends and family," Governor Hochul said…
Several Capital Region Highways To Benefit From $100M In Funding For Paving Projects Several Capital Region Highways To Benefit From $100M In Funding For Paving Projects
Several Capital Region Highways To Benefit From $100M In Funding For Paving Projects Several highways in New York that have been impacted by severe weather are set to undergo major facelifts thanks to millions of dollars in state funding being made available. A total of $100 million in funding has been released to cover repaving projects at 64 locations across the state, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office announced Wednesday, Feb. 8. The projects add up to nearly 520 lane miles of pavement. In touting the funding, Hochul’s office said the projects will enhance the quality of life for all New Yorkers while making roads safer and promoting local commerce. "We are making historic i…
Both Directions Of I-95 Stretch In Fairfield County First, Third Most Congested In US: Report Both Directions Of I-95 Stretch In Fairfield County First, Third Most Congested In US: Report
Both Directions Of I-95 Stretch In Fairfield County First, Third Most Congested In US: Report Those used to sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic during rush hour on a busy roadway in the region might feel validated by the results of a new study.  According to new findings released by the transportation analytics firm INRIX, in Connecticut, I-95 south in Stamford between the Sherwood Island Connector and Indian Field Road is the most congested road in the US, and I-95 north in the same stretch is the country's third most congested road.  The findings come from the firm's 2022 Global Traffic Scorecard, which identifies and ranks congestion and mobility trends i…
Daytime Closures Scheduled For Roadway In Capital District Daytime Closures Scheduled For Roadway In Capital District
Daytime Closures Scheduled For Roadway In Capital District Be ready for possible travel delays on the Taconic State Parkway in the coming days. Road crews in Columbia County will be closing both directions of the parkway between Chatham and Claverack beginning Tuesday, Aug. 16, the NY State Department of Transportation said. Full closures are planned from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. between I-90 and State Route 295 through Thursday, Aug. 18. Transportation officials said the closures will allow road crews to complete needed paving operations. Drivers were advised to follow posted detour signs, which will direct traffic onto Upper Caddy Street, Rock City Ro…