Road glare on I-787 will fade over time
It looks like they’re done repaving Interstate 787.
It’s really nice having such a nice, smooth ride, though without street lights, the shininess of the new pavement is really hard on the eyes at night — especially when it’s raining.
Are they going to seal it with something so it’s not so shiny?
That shiny glare is due to a thin film of asphalt cement on the road’s surface, Bonnie.
According to Bryan Viggiani, a spokesman for the New York state Department of Transportation, it should wear off soon, if it hasn’t already.
“The sheen the reader from vehicular traffic and snow plowing,” Viggiani said.
Most of the white lane lines on Central Avenue going west from Henry Johnson in both directions are almost impossible to see.
Is it too late in this season to fix? This is also Route 5, which is a state road. Shouldn’t the state pay?
Bryan Viggiani checked into this, too, and the DOT has tentatively scheduled a re-striping project on Central Avenue for this year.
The project will stretch from around the Albany city line west to Fuller Road.
“Motorists should of course drive safely throughout the corridor, obey posted speed limits and traffic signals and watch for and respect pedestrians and all users of the road,” Viggiani said.
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Paving of I-787 in Albany in 2014. Recent paving of the interstate has caused a glare on the roadway. A: