The $22.4 million project to rehabilitate the South Mall Expressway in downtown Albany continues. Here’s what to expect this spring and summer.
The Expressway carries approximately 21,000 vehicles each day and connects I-787, the Dunn Memorial Bridge, the Empire State Plaza and downtown Albany neighborhoods. Construction is planned in stages and is not expected to be fully completed until fall 2018.
Next up, from April until the end of June, is work on the inbound lanes from the Dunn Memorial Bridge to the ramps leading from 787.
Between July 5 and Labor Day, work is scheduled to occur from the inbound 787 ramps to the expressway over Grand Street (at the Times Union Center).
Also this summer, the westbound off-ramp to South Pearl Street will be closed for up to 21 days with a detour. The specific dates for this closure have not yet been announced.
In addition, periodic removal of parking spaces directly underneath the expressway will occur throughout the project.
Do you regularly travel the South Mall Expressway? Comment and let us know how the construction is going.