Highway to close temporarily for General Electric shipment

By The Associated Press

The state Department of Transportation is closing down a section of highway in Schenectady so General Electric can move a big piece of power plant equipment across it to the Erie Canal.

 

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — The state Department of Transportation is closing down a section of highway in Schenectady so General Electric can move a big piece of power plant equipment across it to the Erie Canal.

The company usually ships turbines and generators produced at its Schenectady plant by truck or rail, but this shipment is too big for that. GE will put the equipment on a barge that will move through locks on the Mohawk River section of the Erie Canal en route to the Hudson River.

DOT says it will detour traffic off Interstate 890 so the shipment can move across between midnight and 3 a.m. Monday. The same closure and detours will occur on the following Monday, Sept. 25.

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