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

New Lane Striping and Installation of Overhead Signs Begins

Work to reconfigure the travel lanes on the eastbound New York State Thruway (I-90) at exit 53 (Downtown Buffalo--Canada--Niagara Falls--I-190) has begun, the New York State Thruway Authority announced today.

The new lane configuration will provide eastbound motorists a new choice at exit 53. Drivers in the right center lane will have the choice of remaining in their lane and continuing east on I-90 or take exit 53 to I-190 northbound. The right lane with be an exit only lane to I-190 northbound. This option will help traffic flow through the four lane corridor more quickly and improve traffic movement, especially during peak hours.   

The new striping and signage follows a five month concrete rehabilitation project on the Thruway between exits 54 (West Seneca—East Aurora—NY Routes 400 and 16) and 53 (Downtown Buffalo--Canada--Niagara Falls--I-190).


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