RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK — The New York State Department of Transportation will host a public open house on Thursday evening, Aug. 3, to discuss plans to replace the Route 9W bridge over the CSX and Canadian Pacific Railway tracks with a new structure at the same location in Selkirk.
The open house is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. at RCS High School located at 2025 Route 9W
Attendees will have an opportunity to view plans, which will include removal and replacement of the bridge and reconfiguring the lanes of Route 9W between Finke Equipment and Locust Drive.
As part of the bridge replacement, plans call for changing part of this section of Route 9W from two lanes in each direction to a single lane in each direction with a two-way center turn lane between Finke Equipment and the intersection of Old Ravena Road and Hoffman Street.
Plans also call for changing Route 9W from two lanes in each direction to a single lane in each direction between Locust Drive and the intersection of Old Ravena Road and Hoffman Street.
Removal of the old structure and construction of a new two-lane bridge over the railroad tracks will enhance reliability and safety by ensuring this north/south connector continues to be accessible to travelers, according to the DOT. Running parallel to the New York State Thruway, the corridor provides a direct connection from southern Albany and Greene counties to the city of Albany.
Construction is expected to begin in 2024 and be completed by the end of 2025.
The open-house style meeting will provide information about the project and will allow attendees to speak with DOT representatives who will be available to receive comments and answer individual questions. No formal presentation is planned.
To submit written comments please contact Kenneth Davis, P.E., NYSDOT Project Manager, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232, or call 518-457-5691. If a sign language interpreter, assisted listening system or other accommodation will be required to facilitate your participation in the meeting please contact DOT. The facility is accessible.