Overnight paving will bring closures along I-690 west in Syracuse, DOT says

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The state Department of Transportation says overnight paving along Interstate 690 westbound in Syracuse will bring with it closures and detours.

The DOT says paving will begin Tuesday night and cause closures between Thompson Road and West Street along the highway from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. A DOT spokesperson said the goal is to get the work done in one night, but it's possible a second night may be necessary.

During the night-time paving, the DOT says traffic detours will include:

  • Traffic heading west on I-690 from I-481 and Bridge Street will be detoured onto southbound Thompson Road to westbound Erie Boulevard.
  • Traffic entering downtown Syracuse, traffic will be directed to turn right onto Oswego Boulevard, left onto James Street, left onto North Clinton Street then right back onto Erie Boulevard. Motorists can then take the on-ramp to westbound I-690 from Erie Boulevard.
  • Traffic taking on-ramps to westbound I-690 from Thompson Road and Midler Avenue will be directed to the detour route along Erie Boulevard.
  • The ramp from northbound I-81 to westbound I-690 will remain open.

There will also be daytime road striping on Sunday, November 12, on both the east and west lanes of the highway in that area. One lane of traffic will be open in each direction during that process, the DOT says.

The DOT says both projects are weather dependent and could be postponed if cold temperatures or rain is in the forecast.

"The paving will prepare the existing temporary traffic diversion for winter weather on the Teall-Beech bridge reconstruction project," the DOT said in a release. "The diversion will be maintained until the newly constructed westbound lanes are completed over the winter."

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