Truckers traveling through Arizona and New York in the next few days should expect delays in some areas as crews implement lane restrictions and closures on some major highways for construction projects.
Beginning Thursday night, Jan. 10, Arizona Department of Transportation crews will narrow I-17 northbound in Phoenix to two lanes between Loop 101 and Jomax Road. The restriction will be in place from 10 p.m. Thursday through 5 a.m. Friday. Additionally, the I-17 northbound ramp to eastbound Loop 101 will be closed overnight from 9 p.m. Thursday through 5 a.m. Friday. Finally, the Loop 101 westbound ramp to northbound I-17 will be closed overnight from 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, until 5 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
ADOT will also be implementing overnight lane restrictions on eastbound I-10 in Tucson between Ruthrauff Road and Miracle Mile (State Route 77). Work will begin Saturday, Jan. 12, and is expected to be completed by Saturday, Jan. 19. The lane restrictions will be in place from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
In New York, the New York State Thruway Authority, on Saturday morning, Jan. 12, will close the Thruway near the old Tappan Zee Bridge for about 45 minutes. Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, crews will use explosives to perform a controlled demolition of part of the old bridge. The Thruway Authority encourages drivers to use alternate routes.
Part of the Thruway closure will include the entrance ramps to the northbound/westbound Thruway at exit 9 (Tarrytown – Sleepy Hollow – Route 9), Route 119 in Elmsford, and exit 22 (Saw Mill Parkway). Entrance ramps to the southbound/eastbound Thruway that will be closed include exit 10 and exit 11 in Nyack.
In case of inclement weather, the demolition will be postponed until the morning of Sunday, Jan. 13.