For Immediate Release: May 23, 2012
Exit 23-24 Concrete Work Resumes Thursday, May 24
Ground Vibrations Likely During Break-up of Old Pavement
Some ground vibrations may be experienced Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25, 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.
The work on both days is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. through about 2 p.m. On Thursday, May 24, the concrete breaking operation will progress southbound from New Scotland Avenue. On Friday, May 25, the work will be on the southbound entrance ramp after the Exit 24 toll plaza.
The reconstruction project began in 2011 and is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2012. Details of the project can be found ahttp://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.