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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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday the start of construction for a $150 million road, transit and economic development hub in the Town of Woodbury in Orange County. The project is expected to relieve major traffic congestion in the area and be completed five years ahead of schedule.

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Visitors to Saratoga Springs this weekend should prepare for large crowds and heavy traffic. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports  public safety officials are asking anyone coming to the city to plan accordingly.

Governor Cuomo Accelerates Woodbury Transit Project

Jan 13, 2017

Help is on the way sooner than expected for an area in Orange County that can be a traffic nightmare. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, during his Mid-Hudson regional State of the State address this week, announced the acceleration of a transit project in Woodbury.

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The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists of the closure of Route 9 and Route 32 in South Glens Falls Monday morning.

Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Albany's South Mall Expressway is about to undergo a rehabilitation. Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the $22.4 million project for the stretch of road that connects the Empire State Plaza, Interstate 787, the Dunn Memorial Bridge, and Albany's downtown.

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State Police Troop T is ramping up its patrols in construction zones on the New York State Thruway.

Businesses in southern Saratoga County are blaming confusing signage around a public works project for a negative effect on their bottom lines.

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The debate over the use of red light cameras in Albany and around the region has raised an interesting question: are we using technology properly to stop bad driving?  And how is it changing traffic etiquette?

City of Albany

Some U.S. cities have stopped sending police officers to investigate fender-bender car accidents. The novel approach to dealing with crashes may crash and burn before it sees the light of day in New York.

MassDOT 511 Traffic Camera

Sunday, April 14 marks the beginning of National Work Zone Safety week. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Frank DePaola, Highway Administrator for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, who shared information about a public awareness campaign in the commonwealth, and how drivers can protect themselves and others.

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times-Union.