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Final phase of Thruway project to begin

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The final phase of the three-year, $99.7 million construction project to add an additional travel lane in each direction between Thruway exits 23 and 24 is scheduled to begin this month, the Thruway Authority announced today. Effective March 12, northbound traffic will be diverted across the median near exit 23 to continue north on the newly constructed southbound roadway. Two lanes will remain open in both directions throughout this last phase of the project. Northbound ...

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March 7, 2013
4:07 p.m.

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Whoa, whoa, whoa! I see a problem.
The story reads: "Northbound and southbound traffic will be separated by concrete barriers, which will begin to be put in place by construction crews today."

Didn't we have NYS DOT tearing out TREES in the median of the northway because they were "hazards" to the driving public? Are these concrete barriers less dangerous than trees, or did DOT sell us "the Brooklyn Bridge" several years ago? Carl Strock, where are you?