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For immediate release:  September 7, 2012

Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 518-436-2983

I-190 Ramp Closures for the Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade
Niagara and Porter Street Ramps Will Be Closed.

BUFFALO -- The northbound I-190 Niagara Street ramp (Exit 8) and the southbound I-190 Porter Avenue ramp (Exit 9) will be closed on Saturday, September 8, for the Puerto Rican Day and Hispanic Day Parade, the New York State Thruway Authority has announced.

The northbound Niagara Street ramp (Exit 8) will be closed at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and re-open at approximately 3:30 p.m., after the parade has cleared. Northbound motorists should use Elm Street (Exit 6) or Porter Avenue (Exit 9).

The southbound Porter Avenue ramp (Exit 9) will be closed at approximately 1:15 p.m. and re-open at approximately 4 p.m., after the parade has cleared. Southbound motorists wishing to access Porter Avenue or the Peace Bridge can use Niagara Street (Exit 8).

The southbound Niagara Street ramp (Exit 8) will remain open. However, all traffic will be diverted through the crossover on to Virginia Street and detoured to I-190 north and Porter Avenue (Exit 9). 

The 10th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 8, in front of Buffalo City Hall. The parade will travel north on Niagara Street to Porter Avenue. 

The Thruway Authority appreciates motorists’ patience during this time.

Electronic message signs and Highway Advisory Radio (1610 AM) will be activated to notify motorists of the lane closures and any resulting delays.

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