March 22, 2013
Contact: William Sweitzer (518) 471-5300
EXIT 23-24 CONCRETE WORK RESUMES FRIDAY MARCH 22
Ground vibrations will likely be experienced Friday, March 22 when the mechanical demolition of existing highway pavement resumes between exits 23 and 24 in Albany.
The work will begin in the vicinity of Rapp Road and move south toward Route 20 and is scheduled from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. No concrete work is scheduled for the weekend.
The vibrations and noise 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 Thruway Authority appreciates the patience and understanding of its neighbors and the traveling public during the temporary disruptions caused by this construction project.
The reconstruction project began in 2011 and is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2013. For details of the project go to: http://www.thruway.ny.gov/projectsandstudies/projects/i23-i24/index.html