(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.