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Summer is almost here and road work projects will be ramping up. 

The state Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul Karas announced a $7.5 million project to pave more than 25 miles at six locations in the Capital Region.

According to a news release, work will involve milling the top layer of old pavement and replacing it with a new asphalt surface, as well as repairing isolated deeper areas of damaged pavement. 

The following projects are as follows and the DOT set a timeline for each project:

  • Route 50 in the towns of Wilton and Northumberland, Saratoga County — between Perry Road in Wilton and Route 32 in Gansevoort. Paving of 7.8 miles is scheduled to begin on July 6.
  • Route 67 in the towns of Malta and Ballston, Saratoga County — between State Farm Boulevard in Malta and Route 50 in Ballston Spa. Paving of 3.0 miles is scheduled to begin on Sept. 6.
  • Route 144 in the towns of Bethlehem and Coeymans, Albany County — between Route 396 in Selkirk and Stonehouse Hill Road in Coeymans. Paving of 3.7 miles is scheduled to begin June 18.
  • Route 7 in the town of Brunswick, Rensselaer County — between Leonard Avenue in Sycaway and Route 278 in Brunswick Center. Paving of 3.2 miles is scheduled to begin on July 9.
  • Route 4 in the towns of Waterford and Halfmoon, Saratoga County — between Higgins Road in Waterford and South Main Street south of Mechanicville. Paving of 5.3 miles is scheduled to begin on Oct. 1.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones.

Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages The Post-Star's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and poststar.com. He can be reached at acolver@poststar.com.

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