For Immediate Release: 12/08/17
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Thruway Authority Announces Completion of $12 Million Pavement Improvement Project on I-87 in Ulster County
Project Included Drainage and Safety Upgrades to Seven Mile Stretch of the NYS Thruway (I-87) near Kingston
Work Completed On-Time and On-Budget
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced that the $12 million pavement improvement project on the New York State Thruway (I-87) in Ulster County is now complete. The project was completed on-time and on-budget, and included various roadway improvements and safety upgrades on a seven mile stretch of the Thruway in the area of exit 19 (Kingston – Rte. 28).
The $12 million project included safety upgrades, new guiderails and improvements to road conditions to more than 28 lane miles of the Thruway. The project also included new mile markers and more reflective line striping for increased safety.
“These improvements create a safe and reliable roadway for the more than 43,000 motorists that rely on it to get to work, school or other destinations each day,” said Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll. “The enhancement of this seven mile stretch is one of many strategic investments the Thruway Authority is making system-wide to ensure toll dollars are reinvested into building viable infrastructure well into the future.”
The project, performed by Callanan Industries, Inc. from Schenectady, NY, was completed in accordance with the requirements of Governor Cuomo's Drivers First Initiative, which prioritizes the convenience of motorists and ensures that disruptions are kept at a minimum for drivers at highway and bridge projects across the state.
Since 2016, the Thruway Authority has awarded contracts that will result in nearly 1,000 lane miles of highway improvements along its 570-mile system.
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