Temporary closure planned for Route 5S eastbound ramp in Ilion, DOT warns

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ILION — The state Department of Transportation has announced the Route 5S eastbound exit ramp to Route 51 in Ilion will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, to facilitate a bridge deck replacement. 

The closure is expected to remain in place until late October. A signed detour will be in place for alternative access to Route 51.

Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone, the DOT announcement said, adding that convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

For updated travel information, call 511, go online to www.511NY.org or download the free 511NY mobile app.

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