Targeting traffic and technology

$18M project will improve traffic congestion at UAlbany NanoCollege

The project would construct a traffic circle and flyover bridge.

The project would construct a traffic circle and flyover bridge. Alyssa Jung

— “To be part of a project of this magnitude, make no mistake about it, there’s more to come. … Making it friendly and easier for people to get here to showcase what we’re doing, this is what it’s about,” said McCoy. “Without partnerships we’re not going to get anywhere and to be competitive in today’s market … we need to be in the global market and this is putting not only Albany County in the global market but the State of New York and this nation.”

According to NYSDOT, much of the construction work along 3.5 miles of Washington Avenue and Washington Avenue Extension and a half-mile stretch of Fuller Road will be done without impacting traffic.

Congressman Paul Tonko praised the project, saying it will create jobs, support the local economy and improve the quality of life for residents.

“Investments in construction and infrastructure are vitally important to businesses and residents alike,” said Tonko.

Ballston Spa-based construction contractor W.M. Schultz Construction, Inc. is heading up the project. Most of the construction is expected to be completed by the fall, with minor work on Fuller Road finished next summer.

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