For Immediate Release: 3/17/2016
Contact: Emma Lasch | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300
THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF NORTHBOUND EXIT 15 OFF-RAMP ON I-87 IN ROCKLAND COUNTY
Work Scheduled for Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, and Again for Monday March 21 through Wednesday March 23
The Thruway Authority today announced concrete repair work by New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) on I-287 in New Jersey that will require several overnight closures of the I-87 northbound exit 15 (NJ I-287/NJ Route 17 South) off-ramp during the upcoming week.
The closures are scheduled for:
- Thursday, March 17 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning
- Friday, March 18 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning
- Monday, March 21 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning
- Tuesday, March 22 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning
- Wednesday, March 23 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning
Motorists seeking to use exit 15 (NJ I-287/NJ Route 17 South) northbound will be detoured to exit 15A (Sloatsburg) and brought back onto I-87 in the southbound direction, where they will be able to use the southbound exit 15 (NJ I-287/NJ Route 17 South) to enter New Jersey.
This work is weather dependent and is subject to change.
Variable Message Signs (VMS) and Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 530 AM will be activated to advise motorists of the closure.
The Authority appreciates motorists' patience while this essential work takes place.
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