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Media Relations and Communications
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For Immediate Release: March 23, 2012

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Thruway Exit 23-24 Corridor
10:30 a.m. Monday at Staging Area Near Delaware Ave.

The Thruway Authority will unveil new Emergency Detour signs that soon will appear along the Exit 23-24 Corridor. No detours are scheduled. These are contingency detours should the need arise in the future. Maps of the contingency detour routes will be available.

Excellent visuals from a site that overlooks the construction zone. No press conference. No interviews.

For reasons of safety, no media access will be granted for the construction zone.

For background information, please see the link http://www.thruway.ny.gov/projectsandstudies/projects/i23-i24/2011-04-22-recon-begin.html .

DIRECTIONS:

From Delaware Avenue in Albany, drive south toward Delmar. After passing Nicole’s Restaurant on the left, turn left on McAlpin Avenue. Within about 100 feet, turn right to a fenced area with a gate. You will be directed where to park.

For a map reference, see
http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=42.641174&lon=-73.779179&zoom=16&gp=1&
q1=Delaware%20Ave%2C%20Albany%2C%20NY%2012202%2C%20United%20States

This is a construction staging area. HARD HATS AND SAFETY VESTS are mandatory. There will be a limited supply available on site on a first-come basis.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Media Relations & Public Affairs at (518) 436-2983.

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