For Immediate Release: 07/19/18
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TRAVELER ADVISORY: DAILY TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS EXPECTED ON NYS THRUWAY’S BERKSHIRE CONNECTOR BEGINNING FRIDAY, JULY 20
Rock Remediation Project to Improve Safety on the Roadway
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced a safety-related rock remediation project on the Thruway’s Berkshire Connector (I-90) between exit B1 (Hudson- Rensselaer) and B2 (Taconic Parkway) will cause temporary traffic disruptions for both eastbound and westbound traffic beginning tomorrow, July 20.
The brief slowdowns and stoppages are scheduled to take place Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. New York State Police will perform rolling traffic slowdowns and stops to allow construction work to be safely performed, with each day consisting of one traffic stoppage or slowdown lasting approximately 15 minutes.
Traffic traveling westbound will be slowed or stopped after the Canaan Toll Barrier. Eastbound traffic will be slowed or stopped east of exit B1. Westbound traffic entering the Thruway at exit B2 will also be temporarily stopped for safety. Brief disruptions are scheduled to be completed by the end of October, weather depending.
Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be illuminated to advise motorists of stoppages. Motorists are urged to be alert and follow the posted work zone speed limits.
The capital project is part of a safety and stabilization improvement plan to eliminate rock slopes that are considered locations of high risk where rocks could fall and reach Thruway travel lanes.
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/.