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For Immediate Release: 10/06/21   
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 |      


Southbound Bridge Closure Scheduled to Start at 8 p.m. Oct. 6 with Complete Closure by 10 p.m.

Southbound Traffic Will Divert to a Single Lane on Northbound Bridge

Bridge Will Reopen Thursday, Oct. 7 at 5 a.m.

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the temporary overnight closure of the southbound South Grand Island Bridge starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 through 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. The closure will be in place for pavement repair work at the south end approach.

During the closure, all southbound traffic will be diverted into a single lane on the northbound South Grand Island Bridge. Additionally:

  • Two-way traffic will be in place on the northbound South Grand Island Bridge and controlled with overhead lane designation signals.
  • All Niagara Thruway (I-190) southbound traffic will be diverted through the crossover onto the northbound side over the northbound bridge and then back onto I-190 south.
  • I-190 north traffic will be reduced to a single lane beyond exit 16 and will travel northbound in the right lane over the northbound South Grand Island bridge.

All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Variable Message Signs have been activated ahead of the bridge closure point to alert motorists.

For up-to-date travel information, motorists are encouraged to download the Thruway’s mobile app which is available to download for free on iPhone and Android devices. The app provides motorists direct access to real-time traffic and navigation assistance while on the go. Travelers can also visit the Thruway Authority’s interactive Traveler Map.

Motorists can also sign up for TRANSalert emails, which provide the latest traffic conditions along the Thruway, here. For real time updates, motorists can follow @ThruwayTraffic on Twitter or visit to see an interactive map showing traffic conditions for the Thruway and other New York roadways.