Part Of Busy Roadway In Region To Close For Months: Here's Where Part Of Busy Roadway In Region To Close For Months: Here's Where
Part Of Busy Roadway In Region To Close For Months: Here's Where Part of a well-traveled Hudson Valley road near its intersection with a busy highway will close for several weeks as crews replace a culvert, officials announced.  Beginning on Monday, July 15, part of Route 311 in the Putnam County town of Patterson will close between the Interstate 84 Exit 61 on and off ramps and Ludingtonville Road (Route 43), according to the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services. The closure is estimated to last at least eight to 10 weeks if not longer, officials said.  Signs in the area will direct motorists to a detour using Route 52 to and …
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 Capital Region For Hours Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Capital Region For Hours
Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Capital Region 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 Taconic State Parkway in Columbia County Weeklong Lane Reduction Planned For Stretch Of Taconic State Parkway in Columbia County
Lane Reduction Planned For Stretch Of Taconic State Parkway 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…
Traffic Alert: Section Of Roadway In Region To Close For Bridge Replacement Traffic Alert: Section Of Roadway In Region To Close For Bridge Replacement
Traffic Alert: Section Of Roadway In Region To Close For Bridge Replacement A section of a busy Hudson Valley roadway will be closed to replace two bridges. The Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced work to replace two bridges on the Salt Point Turnpike in the Town of Stanford is taking place this week.  The bridges, located over Willow Brook and Wappinger Creek near the intersection of Meadowview Way, will be replaced to ensure the safety and stability of the bridges and roadway for motorists, DPW officials said. During construction, the section of Salt Point Turnpike near the bridges, between Meadowview Way and the Stanford Wildlife…
Traffic Alert: Monthslong I-84 Lane Reductions Begin For Construction Traffic Alert: Monthslong I-84 Lane Reductions Begin For Construction
Traffic Alert: Monthslong I-84 Lane Reductions Begin For Construction Motorists in Orange County should plan for lane reductions on I-84 on weeknights and weekends due to construction. The state Department of Transportation announced the highway will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Exit 32 (Route 747) and Exit 39 (Route 9W) in the town of Newburgh, weeknights beginning Monday, April 1, through Thursday, July 25, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., to accommodate construction work, weather permitting. Motorists should anticipate delays and plan for slowdowns and detours. Drivers are urged to drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speed…
Traffic Alert: Bridge In Region To Be Replaced, Traffic Slowdowns Expected Traffic Alert: Bridge In Region To Be Replaced, Traffic Slowdowns Expected
Traffic Alert: Bridge In Region To Be Replaced, Traffic Slowdowns Expected Motorists can expect slowdowns as construction begins on replacing a Hudson Valley bridge. The construction in Dutchess County on Ridge Road in the town of Dover to replace the bridge over the Mill River has begun, said the Dutchess County Department of Public Works. The project is expected to be complete, with the road and bridge open to traffic by the end of 2024. The department said the bridge is being replaced to ensure the safety and stability of the bridge and roadway for motorists. Project work will include replacing the structure with a new, wider bridge that will include three-fo…
Roadwork Update: I-87 To Remain Open In Region Due To Snow Roadwork Update: I-87 To Remain Open In Region Due To Snow
Roadwork Update: I-87 To Remain Open In Region Due To 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 Under Proposal From County Legislator To Improve ‘Quality Of Life' Thruway Would Get New Exit Under Proposal From County Legislator To Improve ‘Quality Of Life'
Thruway Would Get New Exit Under Proposal From County Legislator To Improve ‘Quality Of Life' 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: Capital Region Highway Partially Reopens Following Tractor-Trailer Crash New Update: Capital Region Highway Partially Reopens Following Tractor-Trailer Crash
New Update: Capital Region Highway 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 Greene County Highways Impacted By Extreme Weather State's $8.7M Will Cover Repaving Of Greene County Highways Impacted By Extreme Weather
State's $8.7M Will Cover Repaving Of Greene County 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 Scheduled On Taconic State Parkway, I-84 In Dutchess Ramp Closures Scheduled On Taconic State Parkway, I-84 In Dutchess
Ramp Closures Scheduled On Taconic State Parkway, I-84 In Dutchess A handful of ramps on Taconic State Parkway and Interstate 84 will be closed for nearly a month, according to transportation officials. Starting Sunday, July 9, and lasting until Thursday, Aug. 3, the following ramps will be closed on I-84 Sundays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the New York State Department of Transportation: East and westbound ramps to Exit 52 (Taconic State Parkway) in East Fishkill The following Taconic State Parkway ramps will be closed during the same timeframe: North and southbound ramps to Exit 37 (Interstate 84) in East Fishkill North…
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…
Update: Biden's Visit To Cause Traffic, Road Closures In Region Update: Biden's Visit To Cause Traffic, Road Closures In Region
Update: Biden's Visit To Cause Traffic, Road Closures In Region Commuters traveling in Northern Westchester are being warned of a number of traffic delays and road closures that will be caused by President Joe Biden's upcoming visit to the area.  Biden is set to speak at SUNY Westchester Community College in Valhalla on Wednesday, May 10 at 1 p.m. to give remarks regarding increasing the country's debt ceiling to avoid a government default.  Earlier Report - President Biden To Visit Valhalla: Here's Where He's Going According to Mount Pleasant Police, his visit will cause increased traffic and temporary road closures on the fol…
Lane Closures: Busy Roadway In Region To Be Affected For More Than Week Lane Closures: Busy Roadway In Region To Be Affected For More Than Week
Lane Closures: Busy Roadway In Region To Be Affected For More Than Week Commuters are being warned that a major state route in Northern Westchester will soon be affected by lane closures.  Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 14, one lane of State Route 9A in both directions will close between State Route 117 in Mount Pleasant and US Route 9 in Ossining, the New York Department of Transportation announced.  The closures will be in effect on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Wednesday, Feb. 22, weather permitting. The lane closures are being implemented to allow for roadway work. 
Columbia, Greene County Highways To Benefit From $100M In Funding For Paving Projects Columbia, Greene County Highways To Benefit From $100M In Funding For Paving Projects
Columbia, Greene County 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…
Lane Of Busy Highway In Region To Close 5 Nights A Week Lane Of Busy Highway In Region To Close 5 Nights A Week
Lane Of Busy Highway In Region To Close 5 Nights A Week One lane of a busy Hudson Valley highway will close for five nights a week for four weeks to allow for road work.  Beginning on Sunday, Oct. 23, one lane of I-84 westbound and eastbound between Exit 58 (Ludingtonville Road) and the Connecticut state line in the Putnam County town of Kent will close Sunday through Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow for paving work, the New York Department of Transportation announced.  The lane closures will continue Sunday through Thursday nights until Thursday, Nov. 17, officials said. 
Expect Delays: Week-Long Daytime Lane Closures Planned For Stretch Of Highway In Area Expect Delays: Week-Long Daytime Lane Closures Planned For Stretch Of Highway In Area
Expect Delays: Week-Long Daytime Lane Closures Planned For Stretch Of Highway In Area Be ready for possible travel delays in the coming days. Road crews will close one lane along I-84 eastbound and westbound in Dutchess and Putnam counties between Monday, Oct. 3 and Friday, Oct. 7, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. Single lane closures are planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between the Taconic State Parkway in the Town of East Fishkill and I-684 in the Town of Southeast. Transportation officials said the closures will allow road crews to complete needed bridge maintenance. Drivers were urged to slow down through the stretch and reminded that fines ar…
Daytime Closures Planned For Stretch Of Taconic State Parkway Daytime Closures Planned For Stretch Of Taconic State Parkway
Daytime Closures Planned For Stretch Of Taconic State Parkway Be ready for possible travel delays on the Taconic State Parkway in the coming days. Road crews in Westchester County will be closing one southbound lane between Exit 11 (State Route 134) and Exit 8 (State Route 100/133) in New Castle, the New York State Department of Transportation said. The lane closures will take place from Monday, Sept. 12, through Tuesday, Sept. 13, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Transportation officials said the closures will allow road crews to facilitate needed bridge work. Drivers were urged to slow down through the stretch and reminded that fines are doubled for spe…