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ALEXANDRIA BAY, NEW YORK, January 3, 2019 – Issued by New York State Department of Transportation.

Blasting as part of a Thousand Islands Bridge Authority’s project will necessitate traffic stoppages on US Interstate I-81

Please be advised that blasting associated with the construction of the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority Rift Water Treatment Plant Project on Wellesley Island will necessitate periodic traffic stoppages on I-81.

The first anticipated stoppage will be January 3 and work is expected to be complete by the end of January. During that period, motorists can expect two stoppages per day.  The first will be mid-morning and second will be mid-afternoon. Traffic will be stopped in both directions during the blast periods.