Repairs on NY highways pause over busy holiday weekend

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Repair crews on New York state highways are taking a break over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Road and bridge construction projects on state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Tuesday. State officials say some work may continue behind concrete barriers or for emergency repairs.

Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. AAA estimates that about 34.6 million Americans will be taking long car trips away from home this weekend. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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