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For Immediate Release: March 12, 2012

I-90 Construction Begins Between Williamsville Toll and Exit 53 (I-190)
Road Resurfacing Scheduled From End of March Through Mid-September

BUFFALO -- Road work is scheduled to begin on the Thruway (I-90) from the Williamsville Toll Barrier to Exit 53 (Downtown Buffalo, I-190), the New York State Thruway Authority announced..

Construction work begins Monday, March 19, 2012, with a scheduled completion date of mid-September 2012.

The construction project includes resurfacing existing pavement on both the westbound and eastbound sections of I-90, between Williamsville Tolls, (milepost 419.6), and Exit 53, (milepost 425.9).

The project includes the resurfacing of the on- and off-ramps at five interchanges.

The scheduled closure of ramps will include; Exit 50 (Niagara Falls, I-290); Exit 51 (Buffalo Airport, Route 33); Exit 52 (Walden Avenue); Exit 52A (William Street); and Exit 53 (Downtown Buffalo, I-190).

Because construction work is scheduled for night time, the impacts to daily commuter traffic are expected to be minimal. Updates on the progress of the work will be published periodically, including notification of nightly ramp closures. The work schedule is dependent upon favorable weather conditions.

During construction periods, motorists should plan for traffic delays. For the safety of the public and construction workers, motorists are urged to proceed with caution and obey the posted work-zone speed limits. Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in construction zones.

Oakgrove Construction Inc. of Elma, N.Y., is the general contractor for the $13.2 million project.

Traffic updates will be broadcast to motorists via electronic message signs along the highway and by Highway Advisory Radio, 1610 AM in the Buffalo area.

The Thruway Authority appreciates motorist’s patience during this construction project.

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