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For Immediate Release: July 30, 2012

Bridge Work Could Affect Traffic on Route 57 in Liverpool
Month-Long Project Began Today

SYRACUSE - - Repairs to the Route 57 bridge that crosses over the New York State Thruway at milepost 286.0 in Liverpool, could result in local traffic delays during peak hours beginning today, Monday, July 30, the Thruway Authority announced.

The month-long project will be completed in two, two-week, phases. On Monday, the two southbound lanes of the bridge were closed to perform joint repairs. The two northbound lanes, which normally take traffic in the same direction, are reconfigured to carry one lane of traffic in each direction.

Once repairs have been completed in the southbound lanes, they will be reopened, and the northbound lanes will be closed for a two-week period.  Southbound lanes will be reconfigured to carry one lane of traffic in each direction, while work on the northbound lanes is completed.

Although work will take place from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, all lane closures will be in place for 24 hours during the project. Local traffic could experience delays on Route 57 during morning and afternoon peak hours. Motorists may want to seek alternate routes.

Electronic message signs will alert motorists about possible delays.

The Thruway appreciates motorists’ patience during this project.

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