Road glare on I-787 will fade over time

Albany Times Union - - CAPITAL REGION - By Jen­nifer Pat­ter­son Q: A: — Bon­nie Gon­tier, Troy — Tom Easterly, Al­bany

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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Michael P. Far­rell / Times Union ar­chive

Paving of I-787 in Al­bany in 2014. Re­cent paving of the in­ter­state has caused a glare on the road­way. A:

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