For Immediate Release: 06/22/18
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ONONDAGA COUNTY TRAVEL ADVISORY: THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF VINE STREET IN LIVERPOOL BEGINNING MONDAY, JUNE 25
Detour Will Direct Drivers Via Henry Clay Boulevard -- Electronics Parkway -- Old Liverpool Road – To Oswego Street
Temporary Closure is Part of a Bridge Replacement Project to Replace Two Thruway Bridges Over Vine Street and CSX Railroad in Liverpool
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced Vine Street in Liverpool will temporarily close beginning early Monday morning, June 25, 2018. The closure is part of the replacement of bridges carrying the NYS Thruway (I-90) over Vine Street and the CSX Railroad in Liverpool, Onondaga County.
Throughout this phase of construction, contractors will be removing the bridge carrying the Thruway over Vine Street. Built in 1946, the bridges are being replaced with 103-foot single span bridges that will feature safety upgrades including increased shoulder widths on I-90 and additional height clearance for vehicular traffic on Vine Street and CSX trains. The work is being completed in stages to maintain two travel lanes in each direction on the Thruway throughout the duration of the project.
The closure is expected to last approximately five weeks. All work is weather dependent.
During the scheduled closure, Vine Street will be closed to all traffic from Commerce Boulevard to Seventh Street. Variable Message Signs (VMS) and roadway signs will be posted along the detour route, which will direct drivers via Henry Clay Boulevard -- Electronics Parkway -- Old Liverpool Road – to Oswego Street.
For up-to-date travel information, visit the Thruway Authority’s interactive Traveler Map.
The Thruway Authority encourages motorists to download its mobile app which is available to download for free on iPhone and Android devices. The app provides motorists direct access to real-time traffic and navigation assistance while on the go.
Motorists can also sign up for TRANSalert e-mails, which provide the latest traffic conditions along the Thruway, here. For real-time updates, motorists can follow @ThruwayTraffic on Twitter or visit www.thruway.ny.gov to see an interactive map showing traffic conditions for the Thruway and other New York State roadways.
Download the new NYS Thruway Authority mobile app, announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The app includes: real-time, Thruway-specific traffic and navigation assistance, Thruway Service Area locator, toll calculator, roadside assistance and more. Download the free app to your iPhone and Android devices TODAY!
Motorists can sign up for TRANSAlert emails regarding Thruway traffic conditions at http://wwwapps.thruway.ny.gov/tas/.