For Immediate Release: 09/21/18
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TRAVELER ADVISORY: THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURE ON I-95 IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY BEGINNING TUESDAY
Northbound Lanes Reduced on Short Stretch of I-95 for Duration of Project for Reconstruction Work
Updated Project Information Available on the Last Mile Webpage
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced one northbound lane on a section of the New England Thruway (I-95) in Westchester County will be closed to traffic starting Tuesday night, as construction continues on a $135 million infrastructure project known as the “Last Mile.”
Work began in August on the project, which focuses on the one-mile stretch from exit 22 (Port Chester- Rye- Midland Avenue) to the Connecticut state line.
Beginning overnight on Tuesday, Sept. 25, one lane of I-95 northbound prior to exit 22 (mile marker 14.0) to just before the Connecticut state line (mile marker 14.8) will be closed for the duration of the project for reconstruction work. Two lanes will remain open for motorists. Three lanes will be available after the I-287 eastbound merge to I-95 northbound (mile marker 14.8). Motorists are urged to be alert and obey the posted work zone speed limits.
Traffic information will be broadcast on Variable Message Signs (VMS), Highway Advisory Radio (HAR), on the Thruway Authority’s website, along with the Thruway Authority’s dedicated “Last Mile” webpage. Residents and motorists can also find more information about the project, maps and progress updates on the website.
Along with the reconstruction of the I-95 mainline, other major components of the Last Mile project include ramp upgrades and reconfigurations, replacement of two bridges, rehabilitation of four bridges, and the installation of noise walls and visual barriers.
For real-time travel information, motorists are encouraged to download the Thruway’s mobile app which is available to download for free on iPhone and Android devices. Travelers can also visit the Thruway Authority’s interactive Traveler Map.
Motorists can also sign up for TRANSalert e-mails, which provide the latest traffic conditions along the Thruway.