NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Major construction will be starting on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx on Thursday.

The state Department of Transportation said the construction project will tie up the expressway for about two years.

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Beginning after rush hour Thursday evening, part of the roadway will be reduced from three northbound lanes to two.

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The bottleneck will start at Exit 3 — also known as East 138th Street and the Grand Concourse — and will extend beyond Exit 5, which goes to 161st Street and the Macombs Dam Bridge.

The Major Deegan Expressway connects West 155th Street in Manhattan with East 161st Street and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, and is a major route from Manhattan to Yankee Stadium.

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