The DOT plans to have a public hearing in the next couple of months to discuss what engineering option best suits the area. From the beginning, engineers have leaned toward the single point interchange as the best solution to the traffic ailments of the bridge. The interchange has the upper hand in computer-generated simulations presented to the public.
In the meantime, work on the resurfacing project has already begun. Crews broke ground on Route 2 in the city of Watervliet and have begun to make their way west up the thoroughfare into Colonie, said Van Keuren.
The entire project is scheduled to be complete in November. Work will be done weekdays during non-commuting hours.
Work on Route 7 will be done weeknights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.""