New cashless toll system work includes closures to Thruway’s Exit 16 off-ramps

HARRIMAN. Work expected to be completed by Friday, Aug. 9.

Aug 02 2019 | 02:15 PM

Motorists need to be aware of a new phase of work for the cashless toll system at the Harriman Toll Barrier which began earlier this week.

The Thruway’s southbound off-ramp at exit 16 (Harriman-Route 6-Route 17) will be closed to Route 17 westbound until 7 a.m. today, Aug. 2, and 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday, for crews to install concrete slabs on the roadway.

Work is being completed overnight as closing lanes on the ramp during the day would cause significant traffic impacts and not practicable, according to officials.

Motorists seeking access to Route 17 at exit 16 from I-87 southbound should follow the posted detour signs and travel south on I-87 to exit 15A (Sloatsburg-Suffern-Routes 17 North and 59) and follow the signs to I-87 northbound.

On I-87 northbound, variable message signs will direct detoured traffic to take exit 16 (Harriman-Route 6-Route 17) for Route 17.

Work is scheduled to continue on Monday, Aug. 5, with the closure of the I-87 northbound ramp at exit 16 (Harriman-Route 6-Route 17). The ramp is scheduled to be closed from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 6; Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 9:30 p.m. until 6 a.m.; Thursday, Aug. 8, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.; and Friday, Aug. 9, from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m., for crews to install concrete slabs on the roadway.

Motorists seeking access to I-87 northbound from Route 17 eastbound should follow the posted detour signs and travel south on I-87 to exit 15A (Sloatsburg-Suffern-Routes 17 North and 59). Detour signs will direct traffic to I-87 northbound.

Work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Traffic information is displayed on signage and broadcast on variable message signs as well as on the thruway’s highway advisory radio.