Adirondack Northway

The South Mall Arterial in Albany
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A Capital Region State Assemblyman has proposed examining a new way to relieve the area’s congested roadways that cause headaches for drivers.

Route 9 looking north near Exit 20
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A public meeting will be held Thursday on the future of a busy exit off the Adirondack Northway.

Route 9 looking north near Exit 20
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Travelers in our region headed to Lake George and its many tourist attractions often find themselves snarled in traffic, just miles from their destination. Now, the busy exit off the Adirondack Northway is being studied to reduce traffic congestion and increase safety for pedestrians. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports officials are looking for suggestions.

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A bridge over the Adirondack Northway in Saratoga County has been named for a fallen state trooper.

Road work sign
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The New York state Transportation Department says lanes on the Twin Bridges carrying the Adirondack Northway over the Mohawk River will be reduced during nights for the next several weeks, starting Monday night, for resurfacing. 

Transportation officials say New York state plans to spend $1 million to renovate an interstate highway rest area along a gateway to the Adirondacks.

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New York State Department of Transportation officials say work is nearly completed on the replacement of two critical bridges on one of the busiest stretches of highway upstate.  The $22 million project in the town of Colonie is on track to be finished by the end of the month.

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The pressure is on lawmakers in Washington to pass a long-term transportation funding bill: New York's roads and bridges are in a state of deep disrepair .

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The families of two teenage victims killed in a 2012 car crash have brought lawsuits against a man now in prison for crimes associated with their deaths. 

In December, Dennis Drue was sentenced to 5 to 15 years for 58 counts associated with the Saratoga County car crash that killed Shenendehowa High School students Christopher Stewart and Deanna Rivers and injured Matthew Hardy and Bailey Wind in December 2012.