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Road Work Ahead Sign
Road Work Ahead Sign (Bro.Lou Roberts Collection)
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Local Road Construction To Be Aware Of

If you need to travel on the Northway in Colonie, around the area of Exit 4 this weekend, you may want to plan to take a different route.

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Northway Bridges-Over Albany Shaker Road
Google Street View
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Northway Bridge Work To Start On Monday

Last year, I had a story about construction on the bridges that carry the Northway over Albany Shaker Road in Colonie, in the Exit 4 area.

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Vending Machines
Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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Clifton Park Rest Area Has New Snack Machines

I was going to be a little funny and say something like - “When you’re making that long drive up the Northway from the Albany area to Saratoga Springs, you know that you might get a little hungry.

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Albany Shaker Road sign on the Northway
Bro.Lou Roberts Collection
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Changes Coming To Northway Bridges

If you travel on Albany Shaker Road under the bridges of the Northway in Colonie, then you probably have noticed that the bridges look like they might be in rough shape.

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Drink and Drive
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Two Snow Plows Hit By Drunk Drivers

On Saturday night, two New York State Department Of Transportation snow plows that were working on the Northway were hit by alleged drunk drivers.

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flickr.com
flickr.com
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Baby Girl Delivered Off The Northway After Traffic Stop

We have all seen it once or twice. Someone driving on the Northway going 100 mph, and you think, what's the rush? Well, in this case "the rush" was woman in labor!

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st michaels college bus crash albany
NY State Police Twitter
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Bus Carrying St. Michael’s College Lacrosse Team Crashes Near Albany

Traffic is closed on the Northway following a bus crash and police have confirmed one fatality in the accident. The bus was transporting the St. Michael's College Lacrosse team to a game in Long Island when the accident occurred. 

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corvettes in Ramada parking lot
photo by Richie Phillips
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Richie Performs Song About Northway Road Construction at Adirondack Corvette Club [AUDIO]

These people at the Adirondack Corvette Club LOVE their cars.  The only thing they're not thrilled about is having them parked on the Twin Bridges due to road construction.  I tried to ease their pain (and now possibly yours) with a little "construction sing-along".  Enjoy!

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From Flickr user Dougtone
From Flickr user Dougtone
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Why Can’t People Maintain Speed Limit Across The Twin Bridges? [RANT]

From Flickr user Dougtone

I drive the Northway up and back to work everyday, and I am baffled by one thing almost daily.

The Northway is exactly 3 lanes wide North and Southbound, up to and including over the Twin Bridges. Why the

Road closures
David McNew, Getty Images
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Lanes on Northway Closed Wednesday & Thursday Night

A project to replace the bridge carrying Route 9p over I-87 will be causing some delays on the Northway this week.  The original plans to close lanes on the Northway by Exit 14 will be delayed, however, a day due to the weather.  The work will involve closing all northbound lanes at four different points during the night.

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Exit 4 May Be Changing
Lou Roberts Collection
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No Plans for Exit 3 of the Northway [GALLERY]

I did a blog wondering why there is no exit 3 of the Northway. There were plans to build one, but now we know there won’t be.

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Exit 3
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No Exit 3 Of The Northway

I have always wondered why there was never an exit 3 on I-87, better know as the Adirondack Northway. As we drive up and down the Northway, we get to that part of the highway between Central Avenue and Albany-Shaker Road in Colonie.

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