For Immediate Release: May 30, 2014
Contact: Colin Brennan (518) 471-5300
THRUWAY AUTHORITY REMINDS DRIVERS TO SHARE THE ROAD
WITH AMERICADE ATTENDEES
Thousands of Motorcyclists Headed to Lake George for Annual Gathering
The New York State Thruway Authority is advising motorists to exercise additional caution this weekend as thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will begin to arrive in Lake George for the 32nd annual Americade motorcycle rally.
“We cannot over-emphasize the importance for all travelers and motorcyclists to maintain awareness, while driving and to safely share the road, especially during Americade weekend,” said Thruway Executive Director Thomas J. Madison. “The Thruway is one of the safest superhighways in the nation and we will continue to make these types of efforts to ensure the safety of all motorists that travel the road.”
Americade, slated for June 2 through June 7, is one of the world’s largest motorcycle rallies and attracts some 50,000 participants. A majority of riders and spectators use the I-87 corridor, and also tour the local roads in the Adirondacks, making it essential that all types of motorists remember to share the road.
As a safety reminder, the Thruway Authority will be posting messages on electronic message signs system-wide.
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For locations and more information on the Thruway's 27 travel plazas, visit: http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelplazas/index.html.
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Thruway travelers are encouraged to visit www.Thruway.ny.gov for real-time traffic updates.
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.