For Immediate Release: 06/20/2016
Contact: Sydney Jenkins | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300
THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES $18 MILLION PAVEMENT RESTORATION PROJECT ON THE THRUWAY (I-90) BETWEEN ALBANY AND SCHENECTADY
Ongoing Nightly Closures Between Exits 24 and 25 on I-90 Will Begin Tonight, Monday, June 20 at 7 p.m.
The Thruway Authority today announced the start of an $18 million pavement rehabilitation project that will require ongoing overnight lane closures on the Thruway (I-90) in both directions between exits 24 (Albany - I-90 & I-87 - Montreal) and 25 (Schenectady – I-890 – Routes 146 & 7). As a high traffic volume corridor with more than 77,000 travelers daily, work is scheduled during overnight hours to reduce the impact to commuters.
"We know this stretch of the Thruway between exits 24 and 25 is a critical route for thousands of commuters traveling between Albany and Schenectady every day," said Acting Executive Director Bill Finch. "This project will ensure that our motorists are driving on a safe and well-kept roadway, which is our number one priority."
Beginning tonight, Monday, June 20, work will be completed each weeknight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Construction will continue throughout the 2016 construction season which ends in November. The project will resume in the spring of 2017 and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.
Scheduled work performed by Rifenburg Construction from Troy, NY will incorporate the removal of deteriorated pavement and the installation of new asphalt as well as guiderail upgrades and drainage improvements.
The project will be completed in accordance with the requirements of Governor Cuomo's Drivers First Initiative, which prioritizes the convenience of motorists and ensures that disruptions are kept at a minimum for drivers at highway and bridge projects across the state.
The Thruway Authority appreciates motorists' patience during this scheduled work.
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