I-290 lane and road closures in Amherst and Tonawanda start tonight

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(WIVB) – Drivers should expect continuing lane closures on I-290 through Amherst and Tonawanda on weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting tonight (Sept. 7).

The lane closures are part of a pavement rehabilitation project expected to continue through the end of October.

Starting at 7 p.m. tonight, single lane closures will continue on I-290 E between Exit 5 (Millersport Highway) and Exit 6 (Sheridan Drive) with a total shut down of I-290 E from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.

Drivers will have to follow a detour along Millersport Highway and Sheridan Drive.

Also starting at 7 p.m. tonight, single lane closures will continue on I-290 W between Exit 3 (Niagara Falls Boulevard) an Exit 1 (Delaware Avenue), with a total shutdown of I-290 W from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.

Drivers will have to follow a detour along Niagara Falls Boulevard, Sheridan Drive, and Delaware Avenue.

The work is expected to last two weeks and is weather-dependent.

Kaley Lynch is a digital reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2016. See more of her work here.

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