For Immediate Release: 10/10/18
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TRAVELER ADVISORY: THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES SOUTHBOUND LANE CLOSURE AND TRAFFIC SHIFT ON I-95 IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY BEGINNING WEDNESDAY
Southbound Lanes Reduced on Section of I-95 Southbound for Duration of Project
All Lanes on I-95 Southbound on Short Stretch Will Be Shifted and Narrowed
Updated Project Information Available on the “Last Mile” Webpage
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced one southbound lane on a section of the New England Thruway (I-95) in Westchester County will be closed to traffic starting Wednesday night, for work associated with the infrastructure project known as the “Last Mile.”
The $135 million improvement project focuses on the one-mile stretch from exit 22 (Port Chester- Rye- Midland Avenue) to the Connecticut state line.
Beginning overnight on Wednesday, October 10, all lanes of I-95 southbound from the Connecticut state line to just before the I-287 eastbound merge with I-95 (mile marker 14.0) will be shifted and narrowed. Additionally, one lane will be closed on I-95 southbound from after exit 21 southbound (mile marker 14.4) to just before the I-287 eastbound merge with I-95 (mile marker 14.0) for the duration of the project. Three lanes will be available at the I-287 eastbound merge to I-95 southbound (mile marker 13.8). Motorists are urged to be alert and obey the posted work zone speed limits.
One lane of I-95 northbound from prior to exit 22 to the just before the Connecticut State line was also closed to traffic, for the duration of the project, earlier this month.
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 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.