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Most road construction suspended over holiday weekend

ALBANY – The Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Thruway and Bridge authorities, have been asked to suspend all non-emergency construction that would result in lane closures or traffic delays over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Governor Andrew Cuomo also directed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to review its construction schedule to ensure ongoing projects have a minimal impact on traffic over the holiday weekend.

“An effective state government adjusts to the needs of the people and takes action to prioritize the convenience of New Yorkers, and that is why I have directed State agencies to suspend any construction work that may cause traffic disruptions this holiday weekend,” Governor Cuomo said. “The Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest times for travel, and as New Yorkers hit the road to visit family, friends or experience one of the countless outdoor attractions here in the Empire State, our highways must be as free from delays and other traffic impediments as possible.”

The Governor’s directive is in effect until Tuesday, September 2 at 6:00am. Motorists can call 511 or check www.511ny.org for the latest information on traffic conditions.