NY Thruway Traffic Backup Sparked by Emergency Pavement Repairs

The Buffalo News reports, “The Thruway Authority explained Thursday [May 25] that ’emergency pavement repairs’ were required in five sections of the road surface [near] the Lackawanna toll barriers . . . because of an unexpected problem encountered by a contractor making full-depth repairs to prepare for an upcoming repaving project.” According to the report, the work “triggered a 6-mile traffic backup during the evening commute.”