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For immediate release: September 24, 2013
Contact: Richard Keane, (716) 481-6979 

Overnight Ramp Improvement Work Scheduled For 8 Days

Ramp work and safety improvements are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, on the exit 59 (Dunkirk-Fredonia) westbound exit ramp, the New York State Thruway Authority announced today.

Westbound traffic entering and exiting at exit 59 (Dunkirk-Fredonia) will be reduced to a single, one-way lane from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. each night, except on Fridays. Construction personnel will be located at the westbound entrance ramp in the toll plaza and on the exit ramp to control the ramp’s traffic flow.

Westbound motorists entering or exiting at exit 59 (Dunkirk-Fredonia) should expect moderate to long delays while this necessary works take place. Motorists should remember to pay extra attention to construction personnel directing traffic.

The project will be conducted in accordance with 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.
All work is weather dependent.  

Work Schedule for Dunkirk-Fredonia Exit 59 Westbound On-Ramp and Off-Ramp

6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25 until 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 26
6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 26 until 6:30 a.m. on Friday, September 27
7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27 until 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 28
6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 30 until 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1
6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 until 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2
6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2 until 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 3
6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 until 6:30 a.m. on Friday, October 4
7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 4 until 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 5


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