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Delays and detours expected on Route 198 this weekend for bridge work

Motorists on the Scajaquada Expressway (Route 198) will face delays and detours next weekend as work crews demolish the second half of the Elmwood Avenue bridge over the highway, the State Department of Transportation announces.

The westbound Scajaquada will be reduced to one lane near Elmwood Avenue from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and will be closed to all traffic from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday. Westbound traffic will exit and reenter the highway via the ramps and will be directed by flaggers.

On Monday, the eastbound Scajaquada will be closed to all traffic between Grant Street and Delaware Avenue from 10 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday. Traffic will exit at Grant Street and follow detour signs along Forest Avenue. Work may be delayed in case of bad weather.