For immediate release: April 22, 2013
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TRAFFIC SHIFT TO OCCUR ON THRUWAY EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND AT TRANSIT ROAD AND HARRIS HILLS BRIDGES
Project in line with Governor Cuomo's Driver's First Initiative
to keep traffic disruption to a minimum
Bridge rehabilitation work is scheduled to begin on the New York State Thruway (I-90) Transit Road and Harris Hill I-90 Thruway overpasses on Monday, April 22, the Thruway Authority announced today.
This project was designed to meet the requirements of the Governor’s Driver’s First Initiative, which prioritizes the convenience of motorists and ensures that disruptions are as minimal as possible for drivers at highway and bridge projects across the state.
Night work will start on both the eastbound and westbound sides of the Transit Road and Harris Hill overpasses. Work on this project will include deck resurfacing, joint repairs and guiderail work.
Starting Monday contractors will begin to re-enforce the shoulders of the road and remove old guide-rail. These preparations are scheduled to take approximately two weeks.
Following the preparation work, both lanes of traffic will be temporarily shifted while work is performed on the bridge deck. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times. Speed reduction signs will be in place and strictly enforced by New York State Troopers.
Contractors are scheduled to complete the project in mid-October.
As always the New York State Thruway Authority appreciates motorist’s patience during the scheduled work period.
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