For immediate release: August 24, 2012
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Exit 23-24 Concrete Work Friday and Monday
Ground Vibrations Likely During Break-up of Old Pavement
ALBANY -- Some ground vibrations may be experienced through Monday, August 27, because of the mechanical demolition of existing highway pavement in the Exit 23-24 Corridor in Albany, New York State Thruway Authority announced.
The work in the vicinity of Delaware Avenue is scheduled to continue Friday through 4 p.m. and to resume Monday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. No concrete work is scheduled for the weekend.
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 reconstruction project began in 2011 and is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2013. 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.