Section of Balltown Road to close this weekend

The one-lane roundabout at Aqueduct and Balltown roads in Niskayuna is near completion Friday, September 16, 2016. Photo by Peter R. BarberThe one-lane roundabout at Aqueduct and Balltown roads in Niskayuna is near completion Friday, September 16, 2016. Photo by Peter R. Barber

— A section of Route 146/Balltown Road south of the Rexford Bridge roundabout at Aqueduct Road will be closed to traffic in both directions from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24.

The closure will allow paving work associated with the Rexford Bridge project to progress. A posted detour in Niskayuna and Schenectady will take motorists along Providence Avenue to Rosa Road to Nott Street to Van Vranken Avenue then to Aqueduct Road.

All driveways up to the closure point on Balltown Road — approximately underneath the overpass for the Mohawk Hudson Bikeway — will remain accessible during the weekend work, according to the State Department of Transportation. Traffic delays on both Route 146 and Aqueduct Road are expected during this period. Williams Street will remain open during this weekend closure, as will the Rexford Bridge and Aqueduct Road.