For Immediate Release: May 16, 2012
Exit 23-24 Concrete Work Resumes Friday, May 18
Ground Vibrations Likely During Break-up of Old Pavement
Some ground vibrations may be experienced Friday May 18, 2012, when the mechanical demolition of existing highway pavement resumes in the Exit 23-24 Corridor in Albany, 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. No explosives or blasting devices are used.
The impact on specific neighborhoods bordering the work zone is temporary as the constructions moves along the seven-mile-long corridor.
Beginning at 9 a.m. through about 2 p.m. on Friday, the concrete breaking operation will progress in the southbound corridor from Route 85 toward New Scotland Avenue.
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.