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Work on westbound I-290 next week will restrict traffic

Beginning Monday, westbound drivers on Interstate 290 might experience delays or be forced to take detours at night.

The state Department of Transportation announced Friday that the highway will be repaved nightly from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. If the weather cooperates, the repaving project is expected to take one week to complete.

The project will begin at the interchange between Interstates 290 and 90 in Amherst and will proceed west, terminating at the interchange between Interstates 290 and 190 in the Town of Tonawanda. At least one lane will remain open at all times, but on and off ramps to Interstate 290 will be closed as the project advances.

The Department of Transportation reminded drivers that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone and that their licenses could be suspended for two speeding violations in a work zone.