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2018-11-07 / Front Page

Eastbound I-290 bridge near Colvin reopening

Work on westbound bridge starting in spring

Work on the Interstate 290 eastbound bridge between Delaware Avenue and Colvin Boulevard has been completed, according to the state Department of Transportation. All lane and ramp restrictions were scheduled to be removed Saturday. 
The restrictions had been in place since April as part of the first phase of a $6.7 million project to replace the eastbound and westbound bridges at that location. The bridges were built in 1965.   
“We are committed to repairing and replacing our aging infrastructure along Interstate 290 to both support and encourage economic growth in Western New York,” said DOT Acting Commissioner Paul Karas, who announced the news Thursday. “We completed the replacement of the first bridge as scheduled on this important commercial and commuter corridor, and look forward to the next phase of this project.” 
Replacement of the westbound bridge is expected to begin this spring, and be complete by fall. During the 2019 construction season,  I-290 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction, and the on-ramp from Colvin Boulevard to I-290 westbound will close.  
The DOT reminds motorists that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.
To get real time traffic information, call 511 or visit www.511ny.org.

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