Contractors selected for $50 million Northway Exit 4 ramp to Albany airport

Source: Mike DeSocio – Digital Editor, Albany Business Review

Lancaster Development and Tully Construction Co. have been awarded a contract for work on the $50 million Northway Exit 4 ramp connecting to the Albany International Airport.

The state announced the contract to build the connector road in Colonie, NY, on Dec. 3. It’s meant to ease traffic congestion and provide a more direct route to the airport, and is part of $92 million in improvements at the airport. Turner Construction Co.won the contract to work on $42 million of upgrades including terminal renovations and a new parking garage.

Lancaster Development is a construction firm based in Richmondville, in Schoharie County.Their past work includes highway construction projects across upstate New York.

Tully Construction Co. is based in New York City and has a history of taking on New York state projects.

The Exit 4 flyover ramp will be built off the Northway to take cars directly to the airport, bypassing the intersection of Wolf and Albany Shaker roads.

The traffic changes are expected to reduce afternoon traffic delays by 54 percent, and morning delays by 29 percent, primarily because people will spend less time at lights. Each day, about 40,000 motor vehicles use Exit 4 and 102,000 motor vehicles travel over Albany Shaker Road near the exit.

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