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For immediate release: January 16, 2014
Contact: Colin Brennan (518) 471-5300

THRUWAY ANNOUNCES POSSIBLE SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC STOPPAGES AT EXIT 36 (WATERTOWN--BINGHAMTON--I-81) ON I-90 EASTBOUND
ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
Temporary Stoppages Will Result From Emergency Bridge Work

Motorists traveling eastbound on the New York State Thruway (I-90) in the Syracuse area will experience possible traffic stoppages at exit 36 (Watertown—Binghamton—I-81) from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight on Thursday, January 16 due to emergency repairs on the exit 36 eastbound exit ramp.

Eastbound motorists headed for I-81 northbound are encouraged to use exit 34A (Syracuse—Chittenango—Oswego—I-481) to access I-81 via I-481 during these emergency repairs. Eastbound motorists headed for I-81 southbound may use exit 39 (Syracuse—Fulton—I-690—NY Route 690) to access I-81 via I-690.

The stoppages, which are expected to be limited to the exit ramp only, are projected to last no more than 15 minutes at a time. 

Electronic signboards will update motorists about any delays.

The Thruway Authority appreciates motorists’ patience during this work.

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Thruway travelers are encouraged to visit www.Thruway.ny.gov  for real-time traffic updates.

Motorists can also sign up for TRANSAlert emails regarding thruway traffic conditions at http://www.thruway.ny.gov/tas/index.shtml or follow @ThruwayTraffic on Twitter.

To see an interactive map including Google traffic conditions for the Thruway and other roadways in New York State and beyond, go to: http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/map/index.html?layer=traffic.

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