"Operation Work Brake" is in full effect on the Thruway!

If you have noticed increase police patrol on the Thruway this week, that’s because “Operation Work Brake” started Monday.  "Operation Work Brake" is a joint effort between The New York State police and the Thruway Authority to ensure construction zones are safe for the workers along the New York State Thruway.

Constructions zones are already a dangerous work environment.  With the increase in distracted drivers and vacation season, construction zones will become even more dangerous.

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According to the New York State Thruway Authority:

"Thruway construction zones often have reduced speed limits, closed or shifted traffic lanes and crews working on or near the road, and it is the motorist's responsibility to be aware of their surroundings.”


If you are traveling the Thruway, please be careful and pay attention to construction zone rules.  Speeding tickets already double in these zones.  Police will be actively looking for aggressive and distracted drivers, so be alert and careful.