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Chautauqua Lake Bridge Construction Starts Monday

New York state has announced that will be rehabilitating the bridge over Chautauqua Lake. Work will begin next month and be finished by the fall of 2026.

Work is getting underway at the Chautauqua Lake bridge starting Monday.

The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists to expect the following closures and lane shifts along Interstate 86 in the vicinity of the bridges over Chautauqua Lake in Bemus Point to facilitate an ongoing construction project.

— The Exit 10 (Long Point State Park) ramp from eastbound I-86 to westbound State Route 430 will be closed from 7 a.m. Monday, March 4, until approximately 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024. Motorists traveling westbound on State Route 430 will be detoured using Interstate 86, Exit 11.

— Westbound I-86 will be closed to traffic between Exit 10 and Exit 9 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Tuesday to Friday. Motorists should follow posted detours.

— Interstate 86 traffic in both the eastbound and westbound directions will be closed between Exit 9 and Exit 11 from 9 p.m. on Friday, March 8 to 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 9. Motorists should follow posted detours.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday traffic on I-86 traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and shifted to the westbound side of the I-86 bridges. This traffic pattern will continue for the remainder of the 2024 construction season.

Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit www.511NY.org or download the free 511NY mobile app.

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