For Immediate Release: 08/18/17
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THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES $15.2 MILLION BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT IN ONONDAGA COUNTY IS UNDERWAY
Project Will Replace Bridges Over Vine Street and CSX Railroad in Liverpool
Vine Street Under the Thruway (I-90) Will Be Shut Down to Traffic for a Brief Period While Project is Completed
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced that work is underway on a $15.2 million project to replace bridges carrying the Thruway (I-90) over Vine Street and the CSX Railroad in Liverpool, Onondaga County. The project is part of the Thruway Authority’s Capital Program which expects to invest approximately $494 million in 2017 for future infrastructure improvement projects along the system.
“Hundreds of thousands of motorists depend on the Thruway each year for reliable infrastructure. By reinvesting toll dollars to reconstruct these two bridges, we are ensuring residents and visitors to Onondaga County have a safe highway and bridges that will stand strong for many years to come,” Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Bill Finch said.
The two bridges, which were built in 1946, will be replaced with 103-foot single span bridges that will feature safety upgrades including increased shoulder widths on I-90 and additional height clearance for vehicular traffic on Vine Street and CSX trains.
Consistent with Governor Cuomo's Driver's First initiative, the project has been designed to minimize impacts to expressway traffic. The work will be done in four stages to maintain two travel lanes in each direction throughout the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
Beginning Monday, August 28, Vine Street in Liverpool will be closed to all traffic for approximately four weeks. Variable Message Signs (VMS) and roadway signs will be posted along the detour route, which will direct drivers via Henry Clay Boulevard -- Electronics Parkway -- Old Liverpool Road – to Oswego Street. All work is weather dependent.
For up-to-date travel information, visit the Thruway Authority’s interactive Traveler Map.
Motorists can sign up for TRANSAlert emails regarding Thruway traffic conditions at https://wwwapps.thruway.ny.gov/tas/.
Thruway travelers are encouraged to visit www.thruway.ny.gov for real-time traffic updates.
To see an interactive map including Google traffic conditions for the Thruway and other roadways in New York State and beyond, go to:
Thruway Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) stations broadcast traffic advisories, road conditions, and safety tips 24-hours-a-day. HAR frequencies can be found at http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/har/index.html