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For Immediate Release:  April 24, 2012

Ramp Closure: Westbound Route 198 Ramp to I-190 Southbound
Motorists Should Follow Posted Detours.

BUFFALO -- The westbound Route 198 ramp to southbound I-190 will be closed for three consecutive nights starting Wednesday, April 25, through Friday, April 27, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., the New York State Thruway Authority announced.

Motorists traveling westbound on Route 198 will be detoured to northbound I-190 and the Amherst Street off-ramp (Exit 12). Motorists may re-enter I-190 southbound at either the Hamilton Street or Hertel Avenue on-ramps.

During the nighttime closures this week, the pavement will be pressure washed in preparation of re-sealing later.

Variable Message Signs and Highway Advisory Radio (1610 AM) will be activated to notify motorists of the lane closures and any resulting delays.

The Thruway Authority appreciates motorists’ patience during this time.

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