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For Immediate Release: 4/19/19
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 | public.info@thruway.ny.gov

ONONDAGA COUNTY TRAVEL ADVISORY: THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF VINE STREET IN LIVERPOOL BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 22

Temporary Closure is Part of a Bridge Replacement Project to Replace Two Thruway Bridges Over Vine Street and CSX Railroad in Liverpool

Detour Will Direct Drivers Via Henry Clay Boulevard -- Electronics Parkway -- Old Liverpool Road – To Oswego Street

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced Vine Street in Liverpool will temporarily close beginning early Monday morning, April 22, 2019 as part of the ongoing replacement of bridges carrying the NYS Thruway (I-90) over Vine Street and the CSX Railroad in Liverpool, Onondaga County.

Currently in the final phase of construction, contractors will use this closure to erect major components of the Vine Street and CSX bridges, including abutments, highway approaches, and bridge decking.

Built in 1946, the bridges are being replaced with 103-foot single span bridges featuring safety upgrades of increased shoulder widths on I-90 and additional height clearance for vehicular traffic on Vine Street and for 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, which is scheduled to be completed in November.

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 free 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.

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