Wire Work to Slow Traffic on Route 17 in Nichols
New York State Electric and Gas says it will be pulling wire across a portion of New York Route 17 on March 21, causing temporary traffic slowdowns.
NYSEG says traffic between Exits 62 to Nichols and 63 to Lounsberry will be impacted starting at 6 a.m. and could last 12 hours.
According to a news release from the company, traffic will not be stopped but, at certain times, traffic control vehicles will slow things down on the Expressway.
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Officials say the lower traffic flow speed will ensure crews can safely pull the powerlines across the highway.
It's anticipated the slow down will happen four times during the 12-hour work period.
New York State Police and other state and local agencies will be coordinating with NYSEG on the activity.
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