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State highway construction suspended for holiday travel

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State highway construction projects will take a break beginning today through Monday morning. Work on road and bridge projects will stop to help keep holiday traffic moving.

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will be suspended beginning today (Thursday, December 23) at 6 a.m. through Monday, December 27 at 6 a.m. Construction will also be suspended from Thursday, December 30 at 6 a.m. through Monday, January 3 at 6 a.m. to ease travel for motorists.

Motorists should be aware that some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for emergency repairs. The construction suspension aligns with New York State’s Drivers First Initiative, which prioritizes the convenience of motorists to minimize traffic congestion and travel delays due to road and bridge work.

According to AAA more than 109 million people will travel this holiday season, which is an increase of almost 34 percent from 2020. That will bring this year’s numbers to 92 percent of 2019 levels.

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