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Commuters face Skyway detours starting today

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Chris Caya
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Starting later Monday, only two of the four lanes of the Buffalo Skyway will be open to traffic through November. Inbound traffic will use the lanes during the morning commute; outbound traffic will use the span during the evening commute.  Susan Surdej of the state Department of Transportation says detours have been well-planned, but admits the work is sure to be disruptive to the 40,000 commuters who use the bridge each day. 

Here are the key points for commuters who routinely utilize the Skyway

- From 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. weekdays, the Skyway will be open for inbound traffic.

- From 11:00 a.m. until noon weekdays, the Skyway will be closed to all traffic. 

- From noon until 3:00 a.m. the following day, weekdays, the Skyway will be open to outbound traffic.

- On Saturdays and Sundays, the Skyway will be open to outbound traffic only.

The work will continue through November. It's part of a $29 million rehabilitation of the massive bridge.

Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.