Road works on 290 and 190 could slow you down next week


Now is summer here in west New York, which also brings the road construction season with it. Some road works planned for the 290 may affect your daily commute.

The construction work is to take place on the 290 eastbound between the 190 and exit 1 and there will be lane closures, which can lead to traffic delays.

Road works will begin on July 6th at 7:00 p.m. and road closures are expected to take place between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. daily, with the 290 being completely closed between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

The New York State Department of Transportation announced a detour along Sheridan Drive.

They also remind motorists to heed all speed limit signs posted in the work area. New York State fines for speeding violations are doubled in work zones. Also, anyone with two or more speeding convictions in a work zone can have their driver’s license revoked by the state.

They are also encouraged to move when construction vehicles are on the road.

Road works are expected to take at least two weeks, but may be longer depending on weather and crew problems.

I’m glad they chose to do this job during the night hours. There is already a lot of traffic on the 290 and it gets even crazier at the junction with the 190. I ride this route a couple of times a week for my son’s soccer practice and I know the alternate route would be a lot slower to get home.

Hopefully, as the work starts later in the night, your commute will not be affected by these road works.

Also, don’t forget that this is just the start of the road construction season. So listen every day or download our app for the latest information on road works and closures.

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