DOT Announces Re-Opening of Interstate 86

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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DOT Announces Re-Opening of Interstate 86

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM EDT

(WKBW release) The New York State Department of Transportation on Thursday announced that Interstate 86 was re-opened to traffic at 1:30 p.m. between Exit 20 and Exit 18 in the towns of Red House and Cold Spring in Cattaraugus County.

The re-opening is the result of NYSDOT accelerating the construction of a single, westbound, temporary lane to allow for continuous travel on westbound Interstate 86 while repairs continue on a slope failure that occurred on May 31.

Both eastbound and westbound traffic on Interstate 86 are reduced to a single lane of traffic between Exit 20 and Exit 18. The eastbound lane will remain closed to provide a safe separation for eastbound and westbound traffic until the final repair to Interstate 86 westbound is completed.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.