For Immediate Release: June 15, 2012
Exit 23-24 Concrete Work Resumes June 18 and 19
Ground Vibrations Likely During Break-up of Old Pavement
Some ground vibrations may be experienced Monday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 19, 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 construction moves along the seven-mile-long corridor.
The work is scheduled between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, from New Scotland Avenue southward for about 1.5 miles.
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.