ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that temporary lane closures associated with road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will not be allowed from 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3, to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 5, in order to accommodate travelers during the busy Fourth of July weekend. Although, some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for emergency repairs.
“This weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year and by temporarily suspending non-essential construction on state roads, we’re putting drivers first and making it easy for them to get where they need to go more quickly and with less complications,” Governor Cuomo said.
“I encourage all motorists to use caution and observe the rules of the road this Fourth of July weekend,” he continued.
The prohibition of non-essential lane closures is in keeping with Governor Cuomo’s Drivers First program, which prioritizes the convenience of motorists to minimize traffic congestion and travel delays due to road and bridge work.