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TRAFFIC ALERT: Empire State Plaza Swan Street Tunnels

ALBANY - New York State Office of General Services have announced new traffic patterns due to scheduled construction.

Major structural repairs are scheduled on the western tunnel roadways under the Swan Street Building. 

Construction involves major structural repairs to the road and parking levels beneath the highway.

The project is slated to start Monday, July 8 and scheduled to complete in late October.

Tenant and visitor parking will not be affected; however, a new traffic pattern including detours will be put in place to access I-787 and the Empire State Plaza underground parking lots.  Bus stops will not change.
Motorists should be aware of the following changes that will be in place starting July 8 and continuing through October:

No vehicle entrance into the south tunnel from lower Swan Street and

No through traffic from westbound tunnel lane onto upper Swan Street.

All traffic will be rerouted through local streets and utilize a temporary U- turn inside the tunnel that will provide access to all parking levels and the roadway to Madison Avenue from the P-1 South portal.
 
Traffic signs and electronic message boards along main routes in downtown Albany and on North/Southbound I- 787 will provide updated traffic information.

Temporary traffic barriers will be set up to protect the work area and redirect traffic.

Interactive detour maps can be found at www.ogs.ny.gov.