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For Immediate Release: 7/06/17

Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300

THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES $12 MILLION PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON I-87 IN ULSTER COUNTY

Project Includes Drainage and Safety Upgrades to Seven Mile Stretch of the NYS Thruway (I-87) near Kingston

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced a pavement improvement project has begun on I-87 in Ulster County on a seven mile stretch of the Thruway in the area of exit 19 (Kingston – Rte. 28) causing nightly lane closures beginning at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The $12 million project includes safety upgrades, new guiderails and improvements to road conditions to more than seven miles of the Thruway. As part of the project, crews will also replace mile markers and pavement markings with more reflective line striping for increased safety.

The project is being 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.

Work is being performed by Callanan Industries, Inc. from Schenectady, NY and takes place between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday through mid-November both north and south of exit 19 (Kingston – Rte. 28) between mileposts 86.8 to 93.8.

The Thruway Authority appreciates motorists’ patience during this scheduled work and asks drivers to slow down, be alert and use caution while traveling through work zones.

Thruway travelers are encouraged to visit www.thruway.ny.gov for real-time traffic updates.

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