Preliminary Work Starting on the Skyway

Getting Ready for Closings Starting March 29th

Allan Harris
March 14, 2019 - 4:02 pm
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(WBEN) The New York State Deopartment of Transportation is letting us know that the road construction season is getting underway in Western New York. Preliminary work on what was the biggest cause of congestion last summer starts Friday when they start preparing the westbound (outbound) side of the Skyway for redecking. The actual closures and re-routing of traffic will begin Friday March 29th. The news release from the NYSDOT follows:

he New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today announced that
construction is scheduled to resume on the project to perform bridge deck rehabilitation on NY
Route 5, the Buffalo Skyway, in the city of Buffalo, Erie County.
Starting Friday, March 15, at approximately 9:00 a.m., temporary traffic signals will be
activated on Fuhrmann Boulevard between Scott Street and Ohio Street, and at the intersection
of Louisiana Street and Scott Street. The signals will be in flash mode for one week, and will be
switched to three-color operation on March 29.
On Friday, March 29, the Interstate 190 southbound ramp to NY Route 5 westbound will
be closed until further notice, and the westbound (outbound) lanes of the Buffalo Skyway
between Interstate 190 and Ohio Street, will be closed. Motorists will begin utilizing the
eastbound (inbound) lanes for both inbound and outbound traffic under the following schedule:
• 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. weekdays, Buffalo Skyway open to inbound (eastbound)
traffic only.
• 11:00 a.m. until noon weekdays, Buffalo Skyway closed to all traffic.
• Noon until 3:00 a.m. the following day, weekdays, Buffalo Skyway open to outbound
(westbound) traffic only.
• 3:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. weekdays, Buffalo Skyway closed to all traffic.
• Saturdays and Sundays, Buffalo Skyway open to outbound (westbound) traffic only.

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