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For Immediate Release: 03/18/20
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 | public.info@thruway.ny.gov

*For safety reasons, media is not permitted to stop on the Thruway to shoot b-roll or take images of the gantry installation.
The Thruway Authority will post images on its social media pages and at thruway.ny.gov/cashless following the installation.

TRAVEL ADVISORY: BRIEF OVERNIGHT TRAFFIC STOPPAGES SCHEDULED ON NYS THRUWAY IN WESTERN NEW YORK MARCH 18 INTO MARCH 20

Stoppages Scheduled Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for Eastbound and Westbound Traffic on I-90 in Western New York Overnight Wednesday and Thursday, Weather Permitting

Crews Will Be Installing Two Sets of 36 Mainline Gantries for the Thruway’s Conversion to Cashless Tolling System-wide by the End of 2020

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced brief overnight traffic stoppages are scheduled on the NYS Thruway (I-90) in Western New York during the overnight hours Wed., March 18 into Fri., March 20, weather permitting. There will be several stoppages in each direction which are expected to last no longer than 20 minutes each. Drivers should anticipate delays and seek alternate routes where possible. The stoppages are planned to occur between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Overnight Wed. into Thurs., crews from Cashless Tolling Constructors, LLC will be conducting work to install one gantry westbound and one gantry eastbound over the Thruway mainline (I-90) at milepost 431.3. Traffic stoppages will occur between exit 57 (Hamburg - East Aurora - NY Route 75) and exit 55 (Springville - Orchard Park - Lackawanna - West Seneca - US Route 219 - Ridge Road).   

Additionally, overnight Thurs. into Fri., crews will be conducting work to install one gantry westbound and one gantry eastbound over the Thruway at milepost 418.2. Traffic stoppages will occur between exit 50 (Niagara Falls - I-290) and exit 48A (Pembroke - Medina - NY Route 77).

Currently in the first phase of construction of the cashless tolling conversion, crews are actively working across the state to prepare sites to install gantries and cashless tolling equipment along the highway and designated ramps. As part of the Design-Build project requirements, the switchover to cashless tolling will take place simultaneously system-wide by the end of 2020.

Motorists can find more information on the Thruway’s conversion to cashless tolling on a new webpage dedicated to the project and its developments. One of the many features on the webpage is the Interactive Map where drivers can view where the gantries are scheduled to be installed along the system and the progress made at each location.

Gantries will be located on the Thruway mainline and interchange ramps, which users can locate on the Interactive Map. The webpage also features a FAQ section, project gallery and traffic information.

Motorists with questions about the project can email cashlesstollingproject@thruway.ny.gov or call 518-471-5300 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.

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The Thruway is scheduled to convert to an entirely cashless tolling system by the end of 2020. For more information and project updates, go to thruway.ny.gov/cashless.

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subject to the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA), the Public Authorities Law, and the State Environmental Quality Review Act. Public hearings for SAPA will be conducted in 2020.