For immediate release: July 21, 2014
Contact: Colin Brennan (518) 471-5300
THRUWAY AUTHORITY TO BEGIN EVENING AND NIGHTTIME PAVING IN ROCKLAND, ORANGE COUNTIES ON TUESDAY, JULY 22
Work will follow Governor Cuomo's Driver's First Initiative
to minimize traffic disruptions
The New York State Thruway Authority has announced that evening and nighttime paving will begin on I-87 in Rockland and Orange Counties between mileposts 29 (between exits 14B and 15) and 39 (between exits 15 and 16) on Tuesday, July 22, and continue nightly for the next two months.
Southbound paving will begin on Tuesday, July 22. Motorists should expect single and double lane closures as necessary to complete the project. Lane closures will begin at 8 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, closures will begin at 5 p.m.
When work begins on the northbound roadway, no lane closures will take place before 7 p.m.
All lanes will be re-opened prior to the morning peak travel period starting at 6 a.m.
The paving is part of a $28.8 million project being performed by Thruway contractor ECCO III Enterprises. In addition to the paving work, the project includes drainage improvements in flood-prone areas, safety improvements and bridge repairs.
The project will be completed 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.
In case of inclement weather, the work may be postponed.
Electronic signboards and Highway Advisory Radio 530 AM will advise motorists of the closure.
The Thruway Authority appreciates motorists’ patience during this scheduled work.
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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.
Thruway Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) stations broadcast traffic advisories, road conditions, and safety tips 24-hours-a-day. HAR frequencies can be found at http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/har/index.html