Saturday, July 12, 2014
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ALBANY — Norfolk Southern will begin performing railroad crossing improvements at the intersection of State Route 91/North Jefferson Street and Roosevelt Avenue on Monday, according to City of Albany Engineer Bruce Maples.
Improvements will consist of the installation of concrete panels across the intersection. Norfolk Southern employees will be saw cutting the pavement on Monday. Norfolk Southern will use flagmen to control traffic during this stage of the work which will limit traffic flow through the intersection during the day.
Starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, the intersection of North Jefferson and Roosevelt Avenue will be closed to all through traffic for the installation of the concrete panels. It is anticipated that the intersection will closed to all through traffic until 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and avoid the intersection. Detour routes will be identified with signage with the following city streets to be used:
If you are north of the intersection of North Jefferson Street and Roosevelt Avenue with a destination south of this intersection, travelers should access North Jackson Street, which is a one-way southbound city street. North Jackson is one block east of North Jefferson Street. The last east-west street that can be used to access North Jackson Street before the work is Residence Avenue.
If you are south of the intersection of North Jefferson Street and Roosevelt Avenue with a destination north of this intersection, travelers should access North Monroe Street, which is a one-way northbound city street. North Monroe is one block west of North Jefferson Street. Detour signage will be set at Pine Avenue for motorists to use to access North Monroe Street. The last east-west street that can be used to access North Monroe Street before the blocked intersection is Flint Avenue.
Maples said motorists are advised to use caution, reduce speed and expect delays in this area.