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Chatham gets traffic light

Jan 08, 2018 12:45 am

Emilia Teasdale is reporting for The Columbia Paper the Chatham Town Board reviewed plans submitted by the town’s engineering firm for the traffic lights on the Albany Turnpike Bridge at the last meeting of the year, December 22. There will be one traffic light at the entrance to the bridge from Route 295 and another light at the entrance from Old Chatham. CSX has been negotiating with the town board to have the town take ownership of the bridge since the company demolished an old, wider bridge at the site and completed construction of the new one-lane replacement bridge in 2014. The board did not believe that CSX had addressed the vehicle safety issue at the bridge intersection. Town Supervisor Maria Lull said the traffic lights will be installed whether or not the town takes ownership of the bridge from CSX. The town received $100,000 for the project through the office of state Senator Kathy Marchione, and must raise another $100,000 to put in the light. Ms. Lull said the board budgeted to borrow the funds in the 2018 budget. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.

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