BUFFALO, NY (release) - Motorists can expect daily lane closures on I-90 between the Exit 57 (Hamburg) and Exit 58 (Silver Creek) when construction resumes beginning Monday, March 5, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.
The work in this phase will include:
•Construction of Crossover Road from eastbound to westbound lane.
•Removal of old road striping and re-striping of crossover sections.
•Installation of 6.5 miles of concrete median barrier on westbound lane.
•Erection of signage for reduced speed limits and emergency detours.
Starting in late March, eastbound traffic will be shifted to the westbound lanes. A concrete median on the westbound lane will separate two lanes of traffic for both directions.
Throughout the construction, the interchange at Exit 57A (Eden, Angola) will remain open to both eastbound and westbound traffic.
In the 6.5-mile-long crossover zone, motorists are directed to remain in their lanes. Troop T of the New York State Police will enforce the posted speed limit of 55 mph. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.
Work on the total project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2012, the final year of this three-year, $91.2 million reconstruction project. Union Concrete and Construction Corporation of West Seneca, N.Y. is the prime contractor.
Under this contract, approximately 13 miles of the roadway will be reconstructed or replaced.
Updated information about lane closures is available by calling 1-800-847-8929.
Motorists will be informed about the project via electronic Dynamic Message Signs along the highway, and by Highway Advisory Radio broadcasts on 1610 AM or 98.7 FM.