Construction to close Madison Avenue I-787 on ramp

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Madison Avenue on-ramp to I-787 near Broadway in downtown Albany will close, starting Monday, April 6.

The closure will continue for about three months as work continues on the New York State Department of Transportation’s $28 million project to rehabilitate the southern portion of 787.

This will also impact motorists who use the Clinton Avenue on-ramp to southbound 787, which leads to the Madison Avenue on-ramp.

A detour will be posted for motorists wishing to access southbound 787 using Church Street, Bassett Street and Green Street. The on-ramp is scheduled to reopen in early July.

Segments of 787 in both directions, from approximately underneath the Dunn Memorial Bridge to 787’s southern terminus at Southern Boulevard and McCarty Avenue, will be reduced from three to two lanes during the work, which will consist of replacing the viaduct bridge deck, joints and railings, as well as rehabilitating pavement.

Additionally, the access ramp from the South Mall Expressway onto southbound 787 will be narrowed during construction from April into July. Motorists should use caution when merging.

Furthermore, a crossover traffic pattern is scheduled to go into effect on May 18 near the Southern Boulevard overpass. During this time, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction until mid-July.

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