The City of Albany has announced updated street and lane closures to allow for expanded outdoor dining in the city. The closures will be in effect for the entire month, ending on July 31. The closures are to provide more room for restaurants and bars for service at outdoor sidewalk tables. Vehicle traffic continues in normal traffic lanes.

The parking lane closures are in effect full time through at least the end of next month on:

Madison Avenue along the south side between South Allen Street and midway to West Lawrence Street;

North Pearl Street along the east side between Pine Street and Steuben Street;

Thacher Street along the south side, between Broadway and Common Place.

Bridge Street, between Broadway and midway to Mill Lane, (this runs alongside Druthers Brewing), will be closed between 4 p.m. and 2 a.m. daily.

According to a spokesman for Mayor Kathy Sheehan, the plans for Lark Street are still being finalized and are scheduled to take effect on Monday July 6.