ATTENTION:

 THRUWAY MOTORISTS &

GRAND ISLAND RESIDENTS

 

South Bridge-Northbound
 Nightly Bridge Closure

March 14 - October 28, 2010

35 mph speed limit strictly enforced

  

  NYS THRUWAY AUTHORITY
SOUTH GRAND ISLAND BRIDGE
REHABILITATION PROJECT

BUFFALO-NIAGARA FALLS & TOWN OF GRAND ISLAND
ERIE COUNTY

 

 

New York State Thruway Authority Announces South Grand Island Bridges, Northbound,
 Deck Replacement Project to begin in March 2010.

 

Beginning March 14, 2010, weather permitting, the deck of the Northbound South Grand Island Bridge will be replaced as part of the South Grand Island Bridge rehabilitation project.  Delays are expected during construction.

 

The Northbound South Grand Island Bridge will be closed nightly, Sunday through Thursday* as follows (except holidays):

 

Sunday, March 14 – Wednesday, May 26 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

 

Tuesday, June 1 – Wednesday, September 1 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

 

Tuesday, September 7 – Thursday, October 28 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

 

*These dates and times are subject to change, depending on weather and construction activities.

 

Northbound traffic will be detoured onto the adjacent Southbound bridge; two-way traffic will be maintained on the Southbound bridge.  Each direction of traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one lane.

 

During the Northbound bridge closure, two southbound entrance ramps, Grand Island Boulevard and South State (Beaver Island) Parkway will also be closed.  A detour to Whitehaven Road will be posted.

For more information, customers are encouraged to:

 

Sign up for TRANSalerts via the Authority’s website at www.nysthruway.gov to receive information about unscheduled incidents.

 

Visit www.nysthruway.gov/webcams to view traffic cameras at I-190 at River Road, South Grand Island Bridge Toll Barrier and I-190 and I-290 Interchange

 

Tune into the Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) at 1610 AM

 

Call 1-800-THRUWAY for Thruway Road Conditions

 

Visit www.nittec.org for regional traveler information and advisories

 

Motorists are reminded to obey all traffic control devices.  A new traffic signal will be installed on I-190 southbound on Grand Island prior to the South Bridge to assist emergency vehicles responding to calls during construction.

 

The New York State Thruway Authority appreciates motorists’ and residents’ patience during this $48 million infrastructure improvement project.

 

Northbound Nightly
Bridge Closure

March 14 - October 28, 2010

35 mph speed limit strictly enforced

 

 

Construction Zone Information:

·        The construction zone speed limit will be posted at 35 mph during nightly bridge closures.

·         Fines are doubled for speeding in construction areas.

·         Over-width vehicle restrictions apply.

·         Motorists should plan for traffic delays.

·         During construction, motorists should travel with caution; new traffic patterns will be in place.

·         The Southbound bridge will accommodate two-way traffic in a single lane per direction configuration.

·         Motorists are advised to watch for on-coming traffic & must stay in their lane.