Tentative opening of roundabout scheduled

PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Rush hour traffic clogs the Rexford Bridge as seen from the Clifton Park side of the Mohawk RIver Thursday, July 9, 2015.PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Rush hour traffic clogs the Rexford Bridge as seen from the Clifton Park side of the Mohawk RIver Thursday, July 9, 2015.

NISKAYUNA- On Saturday, Sept. 17, the single-lane roundabout off of the Rexford Bridge is scheduled to open, weather permitting. Once the roundabout opens, the traffic signal at the intersection of Balltown Road and Aqueduct Road will be removed.

This is a temporary configuration while the bridge is under construction. The completed roundabout will have two lanes.

In order for the roundabout to open on Sept. 17, the weather conditions must be dry so that pavement markings may be placed. Should it be too wet to pave, the roundabout will open on Sept. 24.

Motorists should expect delays as drivers become accustomed to the roundabout. The Department of Transportation will have flaggers on call to assist with traffic if necessary.