NEWS

Final Phase of Route 104/Lewiston Road Work to Begin Mid-September
Schedule Changes Will Limit Impact on Commuters and Tourists

Contact:
Lou Paonessa
(716) 286-6651
louis.paonessa@nypa.gov


September 10, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON —The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced that the final phase of a three-part roadway expansion-joint replacement project by the Niagara Power Project will begin Tuesday, Sept. 18, on the Robert Moses Parkway and is expected to be completed by mid-November.

The Niagara project’s roadway expansion-joint replacement initiative is the result of NYPA’s 2008 biennial inspection of three state bridges: The Robert Moses Parkway—northbound and southbound lanes—and Route 104/ Lewiston Road. The inspections recommended the replacement of all expansion joints within the next four to six years to prevent deterioration of supporting substructures.

The first phase of the million-dollar, multiyear project was completed in November 2011, with work done on the southbound section of the Robert Moses Parkway. This roadway remains closed to vehicle traffic because of other refurbishing work on the road and at the Niagara project’s Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant.  Phase two, which involved Lewiston Road, Route 104 as it crosses the power plant, was completed ahead of schedule this summer allowing work on the third and final phase to be moved up to the fall when the roadways are not as heavily used.

Replacement of the roadway expansion joints is being undertaken by Edbauer Construction, a West Seneca company whose contract award was approved by the NYPA trustees in June of 2011.

The upcoming road work on the Robert Moses Parkway will entail the shutdown of two traffic lanes--one in either direction.  Northbound traffic will be directed to Lewiston Road (Route 104) at Devil’s Hole State Park with the option to re-enter the parkway at the Lewiston ramp. Southbound traffic will detour onto Lewiston Road (Route 104) at the Lewiston Road and I-190 exit and eventually back onto the parkway at the parking area for Devil’s Hole State Park.


About NYPA:

■The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■For more information, www.nypa.gov



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