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NYPA Undertakes Maintenance Over Rt. 104 and Robert Moses Parkway at Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant,
Starts Nov. 21

NYPA Contact:
Teresa Martinez
(716) 286-6661
teresa.martinez@nypa.gov

November 21, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will be conducting the fall seasonal cleaning of roadway drainage inlets over the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant’s Robert Moses Niagara Power Dam beginning today, Thursday, Nov. 21.

The work involves the placement of temporary traffic maintenance devices on Rt. 104 between Niagara University and the north end of the Niagara plant, on Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22. The work is being conducted as part of a NYPA agreement with New York State Department of Transportation.

Work is scheduled to resume Monday, Nov. 25 along the northbound and southbound lanes of the Robert Moses Parkway, situated over the Robert Moses Niagara Power Dam. A temporary traffic signal light will be utilized on the northbound and southbound lanes of the parkway, to allow for an alternating traffic lane to pass through the work zone. Flagmen will also be stationed on the parkway for additional direction and safety.

The temporary traffic devices will be operational during dates listed above between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA 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 the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.