For Immediate Release: 6/12/17
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THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES NIGHTLY CLOSURE OF NORTHBOUND NORTH GRAND ISLAND BRIDGE FOR REHABILITATION PROJECT
$8.4 Million Deck Overlay Improvement Project Will Shift Overnight Traffic to Single Lane on Southbound North Bridge
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced nightly closures on the Northbound North Grand Island Bridge on the Niagara Thruway (I-190) will shift traffic to a single lane on the Southbound North Grand Island Bridge for bridge rehabilitation.
The $8.4 million deck overlay project includes concrete deck repairs, installation of new bridge joints, and a new polyester concrete overlay on the bridge’s deck.
The project will be completed in accordance to 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.
Work is scheduled to take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. Thursday, and 11 p.m. through 8 a.m. Friday. The project is expected to be completed by mid-November.
During these times, all northbound traffic will be shifted into a single lane on the southbound North Grand Island Bridge. Overhead Lane Designation Signals will be activated during the construction period.
Variable Message Signs and Highway Advisory Radio on 1630 AM will advise motorists of the bridge closure.
In case of inclement weather, the work may be postponed.
Motorists can sign up for TRANSAlert emails regarding Thruway traffic conditions at https://wwwapps.thruway.ny.gov/tas/.
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:
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