B y Dan King

After two years of work on the Poultney Street Bridge, traffic will soon be easing up in Whitehall.

The temporary signal lights on the bridge were removed Saturday, when the state Department of Transportation workers completed the new paint job for the bridge. Those lights will not be going back up either.

“Over the next few weeks we’ll be paving the road and painting the new lines on the road,” said Bryan Viggiani, DOT public information officer. “During that time there will be flaggers at each end of the bridge with orange flags and the bridge will be working on a single alternating lane.”

Asked if that would help alleviate traffic, Viggiani said, “absolutely.”

“The flaggers won’t be there day and night like the lights, they’ll just be there when we’re working on it,” he added.
In addition to the paving and painting of the new lines, Viggiani said the state will be finishing up some work underneath the bridge, which won’t impact vehicular traffic.

The estimated completion date, established when this project began was Nov. 30, has since been moved up to Nov. 13 and Viggiani thinks it could be completed even sooner.

“I think we should be out of there before the completion date, as long as the weather cooperates. Things have been coming along well with this project,” Viggiani added. “We appreciate people’s patience with this project, it’s obviously important work that needs to be done.”

In addition to being on time, the project appears to be on budget as well.

The initial contract was awarded at a cost of $5,555,556 and $121,134 approved changes were made to the budget, leaving a total cost of $5,676,689. That money comes from state and federal funding, strictly; no money is being allocated from the village or town of Whitehall for the project.



Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Classifieds 11/13/19

Classifides 11_13_19.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 11/14/19

518 Wheels 11_15_19.pdf-web.pdf

Village: Canal wall ‘our problem’


By PJ Ferguson The New York State Canal Corporation has completed its analysis of the damage to the canal wall […]

Muddy Water plagues North Granville

ng water2

By Matthew Saari Residents of the North Granville water district suffered an unpleasant surprise last week. During the evening last […]

Main Street businesses given grants

main st

By Matthew Saari Two budding Main Street businesses have been awarded “microenterprise grants” by the Village of Granville. Nelson’s 22 […]

Granville forms ‘unified’ basketball team


By Matthew Saari Unified basketball has been added to the Granville varsity sports roster. The Granville Board of Education voted […]

Obituary: Kimberly Sue Wever

Kimberly Sue Wever obit photo

Saratoga Springs, NY – Kimberly Sue Wever, age 50, of 188 Ruggles Road went to the arms of her heavenly […]

Obituary: Frank Arthur Daly

Frank Arthur Daly, Rochester, NY passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 after a brief but valiant fight. He will […]

Lakes Classifieds – 11/08/19

Lakes Class 11_8_19.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 11/08/19


North Country Freepress – 11/08/19


518 Wheels – 11/07/19

518 Wheels 11_8_19.pdf-web.pdf