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Northbound North Grand Island Bridge closed this weekend


Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:35 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced Tuesday the northbound North Grand Island Bridge will close beginning at 8:30 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, for bridge improvement project
All northbound traffic will be shifted to southbound span during this time period.
The closure is part of the ongoing $8.4 million deck overlay improvement project, which began in June.
According to the Thruway Authority, during this scheduled work period, contractors will apply the final polyester concrete overlay to the bridge surface.
All northbound traffic on I-190 will be shifted into a single lane configuration on the southbound North Grand Island Bridge. Overhead lane designation signals will be used to safely direct traffic over the bridge during the scheduled closure.
"This weekend closure will decrease the number of nightly closures and lane shifts on the Niagara Thruway (I-190), which minimizes traffic disruptions while providing a safer experience for the traveling public," the Thruway Authority said in a press release. "Additionally, the closure will allow the workers to perform one continuous pour, which provides a more uniform deck profile and a higher-quality, smoother riding surface for motorists once completed."
The contractor, Oakgrove Construction, will perform the work. Overall, the project includes partial-depth repairs to the concrete deck, partial-depth concrete fascia repairs, removal of existing joints and installation of new joints, and pouring a new polyester concrete overlay on the bridge deck.
All work is weather dependent.
For up-to-date travel information, visit the Thruway Authority's interactive traveler map. The Thruway Authority noted travelers can visit www.thruway.ny.gov for real-time traffic updates on the project and added: "The (Thruway) Authority appreciates motorists' patience and understanding while this important improvement project takes place.

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