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For Immediate Release: 04/23/18
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 | public.info@thruway.ny.gov 

THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES THE START OF $24.3 MILLION PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN RENSSELAER, COLUMBIA AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Projects Include Resurfacing of Nearly 120 Lane Miles and Other Safety Related Enhancements

Thruway Authority to Reinvest More than $144 Million Through Highway Resurfacing, Reconstruction and Safety Contracts Statewide in 2018

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the start of two pavement improvement projects to resurface nearly 120 Thruway lane miles in Rensselaer, Columbia and Montgomery counties. The projects are part of the more than $144 million the Thruway Authority will reinvest statewide in 2018 through highway resurfacing, reconstruction and safety contracts.

Totaling more than $24.3 million, the two projects are proceeding on the Thruway’s Berkshire Spur between exit B1 (Hudson – Rensselaer) and west of the Canaan Toll Barrier (milepost 17.6) and I-90 from east of exit 28 (Fultonville – Rte. 30A) to west of exit 29 (Canajoharie – Rte. 10).

“The Thruway is the principal artery of travel and commerce within New York and we are committed to reinvesting toll dollars to maintain the high level of safety and reliability our customers expect from us,” said Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll. “When completed, these two projects will positively impact thousands of drivers who rely on these regions to get to their destinations safely by providing dependable roadways for many years to come.”

The enhancements on the Berkshire Spur include resurfacing nearly 12 miles of roadway and pavement markings with more reflective line striping for increased safety, as well as extensive guiderail replacement and drainage improvements. Improvements on the section of the Thruway (I-90) in Montgomery County includes repaving nearly 18 miles and more reflective line striping.

Callanan Industries, Inc. of Albany, NY, is the contractor on both projects. Work is expected to take place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through November, weather permitting. Minimal delays are anticipated through the duration of the projects. Motorists can find scheduled lane closures before traveling on the Thruway’s website and by using its free mobile app.

The Thruway Authority appreciates motorists’ patience during this scheduled work and asks drivers to slow down, be alert and use caution while traveling through work zones.

Thruway travelers are encouraged to visit www.thruway.ny.gov for real-time traffic updates.

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