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For Immediate Release: April 9, 2012

Weekend Closures on I-190 Begin April 13
Traffic Detour Set for Northbound Motorists

BUFFALO – The first of three consecutive weekend road closures on I-190 will be from  7 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2012, through 6 a.m., Monday April 16, 2012, the New York State Thruway Authority announced today.

All northbound traffic will be detoured off the Niagara Expressway (I-190) at Exit 9 (Peace Bridge, Canada, Porter Avenue). Motorists looking to return to northbound I-190 should follow the posted detour route and re-enter I-190 beyond the work zone at Ontario Street.

Tandem trucks will not be allowed northbound beyond Exit 9 (Peace Bridge).

This construction project includes rehabilitating existing pavement on both the northbound and southbound sections of I-190. In addition to road repairs, the contractor will replace overhead signage, complete shoulder and ramp repair work, and clean and seal pavement joints.

The projects other two weekend closures, weather permitting, are scheduled for:

  • Friday, April 20, through Monday, April 23, northbound from Vulcan Street (Exit 14) to Sheridan Drive (Exit 15); and
  • Friday, April 27, through Monday, April 30, southbound from Sheridan Drive (Exit 15) to Ontario Street (Exit 14).

Variable Message Signs and Highway Advisory Radio (1610 AM) will be activated to notify motorists of traffic updates.

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

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