SARATOGA COUNTY — Roadwork at four Saratoga County sites not originally listed for this year will now be completed this summer, county officials announced this week.
The county will use $3,549,100 in federal funding from the American Rescue Act to complete four freeway rehabilitation projects totaling 7.3 miles in the towns of Clifton Park, Corinth, Greenfield and Moreau. These projects were identified by the county’s public works department.
“Basically what we’ve done is move projects planned from 2023 to 2022 forward. The good thing about this whole process is not only that it’s moving forward projects that will be built earlier than originally planned , but this will then allow us to draw several projects. in 2023,” said Phil Barrett, chair of the Saratoga County Public Works Committee and supervisor of Clifton Park. “This will have a positive cascading effect over several years.”
Barrett had no details on which projects could be moved to next year.
“It’s important the county continues to prioritize infrastructure and road construction,” Barrett said. “So if we maintain our normal amount of funding for infrastructure and road construction, we will be able to move projects from those years to earlier timelines.”
In a news release, Saratoga County provided the following details about the 2022 plans:
Reconstruction of approximately 2.48 miles of CR 91 – Grooms Road from Nott Rd to Miller Road. The work includes a slight ditch and a new layer of paving consisting of a new 1 ½” asphalt surfacing. New shoulder strip and reinforcement. Preparation work, including ditching, has begun. stripping should be complete by the end of June.
Reconstruction of approximately 2.90 miles of CR 24 – Palmer Road from the Corinth Village line to CR 25. Work includes minor ditching, drainage improvements, on-site hot asphalt recycling, new 1 ½” asphalt surfacing, striping and shoulder backup. This project is scheduled to start in July and end in August 2022.
Reconstruction of approximately 1.78 miles of CR 19 – North Greenfield Road from State Route 9N to Porters Corners. Work includes deep reclamation of the pavement to an improved base course, 3″ of new asphalt binder course and topped with a 1 ½” top course of asphalt. A new striping and shoulder back up will also be performed. This project is expected to start in June and end in July 2022.
Reconstruction of approximately 0.76 miles of CR 29 – West River Road from State Route 197 to Morrison Farm. Work includes deep reclamation of the pavement to an improved base course, 3″ of new asphalt binder course and topped with a 1 ½” top course of asphalt. New rifling, shoulder and guide rail improvements will also be made. This project is expected to start in August and end in September 2022.
The Saratoga County DPW maintains 365 miles of roadway and 105 bridges. The DPW also maintains the county’s 787 acres of government complexes, which include 22 buildings to ensure a safe and quality work environment for employees and residents who use county services. Additionally, the DPW is responsible for overseeing the county’s recycling program and the county airport.
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