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For Immediate Release: 03/05/2017

Contacts:
Shane Mahar | shane.mahar@thruway.ny.gov 
Thruway Authority Media Relations | (518) 471-5300

Steve Brady | stephen.brady@nationalgrid.com
National Grid Media Relations | (716) 831-7744

THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES PERIODIC TRAFFIC SLOWDOWNS ON I-90 EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND BETWEEN EXITS 43 AND 46 TO BEGIN ON MONDAY, MARCH 6

Coordinated 15-Minute Slowdowns to Support a Critical National Grid Maintenance Project

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced that on Monday, March 6, National Grid will begin replacing overhead utility lines that cross I-90 near milepost 346.1 between exits 43 (Manchester – Palmyra – NY Route 21) and 44 (Canandaigua – Victor – NY Route 332). This critical work by National Grid will require periodic traffic slowdowns lasting no more than 15 minutes on both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the Thruway.

The schedule for the slowdowns is as follows:

  • Monday, March 6 – One slowdown beginning at 12 pm
  • Wednesday, March 8 – Three slowdowns beginning at 10 am
  • Saturday, March 11 – Four slowdowns beginning at 6:30 am
  • Sunday, March 12 – Four slowdowns beginning at 6:30 am

The eastbound slowdowns will begin at the rest area at milepost 353 between exits 46 (Rochester – Corning – I-390) and 45 (Rochester – Victor – I-490).

The westbound slowdowns will begin at milepost 340.51 at exit 43 (Manchester – Palmyra – NY Route 21).  

New York State Police Troop T and Thruway Traffic Safety personnel will be on site coordinating the slowdowns while National Grid completes their work. 

Since Monday, February 27, the Thruway Authority has utilized Variable Message Boards in the area to inform motorists of the scheduled work. These digital messages will be updated to alert motorists prior to each planned slowdown.

The Thruway Authority appreciates motorists' patience during this necessary work.

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