During the New York State Fair, drivers along I-690 are used to seeing a working traffic light near Exit 6 that is used, only during the fair, to stop traffic so that cars heading out from the fair’s main parking lot can head east. Beginning next year, that traffic light will no longer be used.
According to the Governor’s office, the State has awarded a $11.2 million contract to build a new eastbound ramp that will lead out of the Orange Lot to I-690. A new pedestrian bridge will also be built for Orange Lot users.
The contract, awarded in June, will eliminate the need for the traffic light during the fair. Information on who was awarded the contract was not available. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo, the work will be finished before the fair begins in 2020.