Nightly Closures End on the Grand Island Bridge

November 18, 2010 Updated Nov 18, 2010 at 5:16 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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November 18, 2010 Updated Nov 18, 2010 at 5:16 PM EDT

ALBANY, NY (WKBW-TV)-- The New York State Thruway Authority has announced that nightly closures on the northbound South Grand Island Bridge on I-190 have ended. Work on the bridge will continue, requiring only single lane closures starting tonight and continuing into early next week.

Tonight, Thursday, November 18, the southbound South Grand Island Bridge will be reduced to a single lane for removal of pavement markers on the bridge.

Scheduled single-lane closures are set for 9 p.m. Monday, November 22, and Tuesday, November 23, on the northbound bridge, and 7 p.m. both days on the southbound bridge. The scheduled work on both bridges will conclude by 6 a.m. the following morning.

Deck replacement work began on the bridge in mid-April. Nightly bridge closures were required beginning at 9 p.m. and re-opening at 6 a.m. the next morning.

The contractor has completed substructure repairs to the bridge and replaced the concrete bridge deck, barrier, and sidewalk on the northbound span with pre-cast bridge deck panels and barriers as part of the overall South Grand Island Bridge rehabilitation project. The contractor is expected to complete all contract field work by mid-January 2011.

As part of its current $2.1 billion Highway and Bridge Capital Program, the Thruway Authority is in the final stages of a $48 million project to rehabilitate the South Grand Island Bridges, in the Towns of Grand Island and Tonawanda, Erie County, N.Y., along the Niagara Thruway (I-190).