DOT starts paving on Route 146 today

GUILDERLAND — Motorists are advised that the New York State Department of Transportation will begin a paving repair project today, Aug. 1, on Route 146 in Guilderland from Route 20 to Simmons Lane, just outside the village of Altamont.

Motorists will encounter temporary and moving single-lane closures controlled by flag-signaling staffers between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. from Thursday until Aug. 11 at various points along this five-mile stretch of Route 146.

This will be a two-phase project.

During this first phase, the DOT will mill and recycle the pavement along this stretch of Route 146 upon which motorists will temporarily drive. Workers will return to this stretch within a month to install the final top course layer of asphalt pavement.

Work will not occur from Aug. 12 to 16 to accommodate visitors to the Altamont Fair.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of a driver’s license.

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