Albany, NY (WKBW-Release)
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has announced that westbound Interstate 86 will be closed, effective immediately, between Exit 19 (Allegany State Park, Red House Area) and Exit 18 (NY Route 280, Allegany State Park, Quaker Run Area) in the towns of Red House and Cold Spring, Cattaraugus County and the Seneca Nation, due to a slope failure.
The westbound on ramp from NY Route 417 to westbound Interstate 86 is closed. Exit 20 (NY Route 417, Casino) and Exit 19 (Red House, Allegany State Park) on westbound Interstate 86 will remain open. The closure is expected to remain in effect for approximately three months.
A detour is posted at Exit 21 (Parkway Drive) for thru traffic on westbound Interstate 86. Motorists are advised to follow the westbound detour utilizing northbound US Route 219, westbound NY Route 242, westbound NY Route 394 and West Main Street. Traffic will re-enter westbound Interstate 86 at Exit 16 (West Main Street, Randolph, Gowanda).
For real-time travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org. Find NYSDOT on the web at www.nysdot.gov.