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Sentinel Heights Bridge deconstruction forces DOT to close a stretch of I-81 overnight.

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Scott Willis
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WAER News

New York's Department of Transportation is closing a stretch of Interstate 81 just south of Syracuse overnight to deconstruct the Sentinel Heights Bridge.

The closures may occur on both the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway between April 4th and April 15th, as needed. When the lanes are open overnight, drivers are asked to drive through the construction areas with caution.

Drivers should pay close attention to the signs between Exit 16, Nedrow, and Exit 17, South Salina St./Brighton Ave and South State Street. Northbound traffic will exit at 16 and follow the detour signs to Route 11 North, while southbound traffic will get off at exit 17 and follow detour signs on Route 11 South.

A single lane on I-81 south of Syracuse will remain open for travelers who need access to I-481 Northbound. The project will happen from 10 PM to 6 AM starting April 4th.

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