Updated 10/26/2012 10:06 AM
Portion of I-690 east now closed for construction
A typically busy section of I-690 east is closed this weekend as a construction project is underway. The highway is closed for about a one mile stretch from the I-81 interchange to Teall Avenue. Our Brad Vivacqua has more on what drivers need to know.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Crews started working around 9 a.m. at the North Crouse Street Bridge over I-690. Therefore, a portion of I-690 east stretching from the I-81 interchange to Teall Avenue will be closed through the weekend.
Two weeks ago, crews replaced the deck on the westbound side of the bridge, and now they'll be working on the eastbound side.
This was the closure that was supposed to take place last weekend. The DOT decided to postpone the work due to last Friday night's SU football game.
Drivers on I-690 east coming from the west will be forced to exit using the West Street or West Genesee Street ramps.
In addition, if you're downtown, you can't access the Almond Street I-690 east on-ramp. You can get on I-690 east by way of the Teall Avenue on-ramp.
If you're on either I-81 north or south, follow the detour signs to Erie Boulevard East and again you can get back on at Teall Avenue or Midler Avenue.
This construction is expected to last through Monday afternoon.