For Immediate Release: May 10, 2012
Exit 23-24 Concrete Work Resumes Friday
Ground Vibrations Likely During Break-up of Old Pavement
Ground vibrations may be experienced by residents in the Exit 23-24 corridor in Albany on Friday, May 11, 2012, when the mechanical demolition of existing highway pavement resumes, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.
The vibrations are caused by the use of a power driver to break up existing pavement as part of the highway reconstruction project. No explosives or blasting devices are involved.
The impact on specific neighborhoods bordering the work zone is temporary as the construction moves along the seven-mile-long corridor.
Beginning at 12 noon through 5 p.m. on Friday, the concrete breaking operation will take place in the southbound corridor, moving from Route 85 towards New Scotland Avenue. This one-day event is dependent upon weather conditions.
The reconstruction project began in 2011 and is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2012. Details of the project can be found at http://www.thruway.ny.gov/projectsandstudies/projects/i23-i24/prs/2011-04-22-recon-begin.html.
The Thruway Authority appreciates the patience and understanding of its neighbors and the traveling public during the temporary disruptions caused by this construction project.