The New York State Department of Transportation announced that beginning Monday, May 12, a long-term closure of a span of I-86, between Exits 21 and 23 on the Allegany Territory of the Senaca Nation, will begin. The span of I-86 is expected to remain closed for approximately five months.
East and westbound traffic will be detoured along NY Route 417, where temporary traffic signals have been installed to help control the flow of traffic at the intersections of Route 417 and Business Route 219.
“Due to the constraints of the job site and the proximity of the Allegheny River, the only feasible alternative to reconstruct this portion of the highway is to close both lanes in each direction”, said Darrell Kaminski, Region Director. “The project is a part of Governor Cuomo’s Driver’s First Initiative. Working with our contractor, Union Concrete Construction Corporation, we will strive to reduce the duration of the closure as much as possible”.
Crews will be working on a major rehabilitation of the road’s surface, as well as a reconstruction of the eastbound on and off ramps at Exit 20.