For Immediate Release: 06/03/21
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TRAVEL ADVISORY – ALBANY COUNTY: DAILY CLOSURE OF EXIT 1S (RTE. 20 – WESTERN AVE) EASTBOUND RAMP FROM NYS THRUWAY WEEK OF JUNE 7
Eastbound Exit Ramp to Close to All Traffic Mon. – Fri. 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each Day
Thruway Exit 24 Tandem Lot Will Remain Open
Detours Will Be Posted
Scheduled Closure is Part of Thruway’s Cashless Tolling Project and the Reconstruction of Thruway Interchange 24
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the daily temporary closure of the eastbound exit 1S (Rte. 20 – Western Ave.) I-90 off-ramp from the Thruway (I-87 north & I-90 east) will take place the week of June 7, weather permitting. During the scheduled construction, the exit ramp will be closed to all traffic Mon., June 7 to Fri., June 11 from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All traffic seeking to access Western Ave. after exiting the Thruway at exit 24 should follow the posted detour which will direct drivers to I-87 north (Adirondack Northway) exit 2W (Central Ave. – Schenectady) and immediately back onto I-87 south toward Western Ave. The exit 1S ramp westbound from Albany will not be impacted.
The tandem lot located adjacent to the former exit 24 toll plaza will remain accessible at all times.
All work is weather permitting and subject to change.
The closure is part of the Thruway Authority’s Cashless Tolling Design-Build Project. Currently in Phase 2, crews from Cashless Tolling Constructors, LLC are removing the former toll plazas and realigning and reconfiguring interchanges on the Thruway’s former ticketed system. The scheduled ramp closure is part of the reconstruction of exit 24 (I-87 – I-90 – Albany.)
Variable Message Signs have been lit ahead of the closure.
During construction, lane closures may also take place around the vicinity of exit 24. A complete list of scheduled lane closures can be found at thruway.ny.gov.
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