NYS Thruway Authority

Skyway lane closures begin for 2019 construction season

Inbound only AM, Outbound only PM

March 29, 2019 - 6:20 am


Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Skyway reconstruction kicks into full swing today as the lane closures will be put into place during the midday hours. 

The Skyway will only allow outbound only traffic during the afternoon drive times and inbound only during morning drivetimes.

Here are complete details on the Skyway ProjectRoute 5

(Skyway)will be closing in both directions in order to rehabilitate the bridge.Thisphase of the project will be rehabilitating the westbound (outbound) side of Route 5.

This roadwork will necessitate closures of Route 5 daily for both eastbound (inbound) and westbound (outbound).

The Route 5 closure will also include closing the ramp from I-190.Route 5 inbound will be closed daily from Ohio Street to Church Street Monday through Thursday 11:00 AM to 5:00 AM and will also be closed on the weekends, Friday 11:00 AM through Monday 5:00 AM.

Route 5 inboundwill be open to traffic for morning rush hour, Monday through Friday 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

The detour for Route 5 inbound will exit motorists at Ohio Street, continue onto Louisiana Street, turn right on South Park Avenue, left on Hamburg Street, left onto the ramp to I-190 Northbound, and exit at Church Street (Exit 7).

Route 5 outbound will be closed daily from Church Street to Ohio Street Monday 3:00 AM to Friday12:00 PM and will not be closed on the weekends.

Route 5 outbound will be open to traffic for the afternoon rush hour, Monday through Thursday 12:00 PM to 3:00 AM (next day), and Friday 12:00 PM to Monday 3:00 AM.

The detour for Route 5 outbound will take motorists up the Church Street rampto I-190 Southbound, continue on I-190 Southbound to Louisiana Street (Exit 5), left on Louisiana Street, continue on Louisiana Street to Ohio Street, continue on Ohio Street to Fuhrmann Boulevard, and then access Route 5via the Tifft Street on-ramp.In order to switch the traffic from moving inbound and outbound both directions will be closed daily (excluding weekends) from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 AM to 5:00 AM.

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