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For Immediate Release: 10/18/18

Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 | public.info@thruway.ny.gov

THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES $15.9 MILLION IN PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN ONONDAGA, SENECA AND CAYUGA COUNTIES

Projects Include Select Full-Depth Repairs, Resurfacing and Safety-Related Improvements to Approximately 60 Lane Miles of the NYS Thruway (I-90) in Syracuse Region

Infrastructure Improvements Will Benefit More Than 40,000 Motorists a Day

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the beginning of a $6 million pavement improvement project on the NYS Thruway (I-90) in Seneca and Cayuga Counties, and the completion of a $9.9 million pavement and safety-related improvement project on I-90 in Onondaga County.

“Infrastructure investments such as these play a key role in New York’s economic expansion and ensure a reliable roadway for the thousands of motorists that utilize each section each day,” said Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll. “With the completion of one project and the beginning of another, motorists traveling to and from work, school, and other destinations around Central New York and beyond will have a smoother, safer drive for years to come.”

Thruway Authority Board of Director’s Chairperson Joanne M. Mahoney said, “These projects showcase the Thruway Authority’s continued commitment to the improvement of Central New York’s infrastructure. By reinvesting toll dollars into our region, the Thruway Authority is providing a safer, more efficient drive for the thousands of residents, commuters and tourists alike that depend on the Thruway each day as a reliable roadway.”  

Earlier this week, a pavement improvement project began on I-90 in both directions between exit 40 (Auburn – Rte. 34) and exit 41 (Waterloo – Rte. 414) which includes completing select full-depth repairs, and milling and resurfacing approximately 40 lane miles of roadway on the east and west-bound directions of the roadway. The project also includes the installation of new mile markers and more reflective line striping for increased safety. The project, being performed by Hanson Aggregates New York, LLC, is scheduled to continue through August 2019.

A single lane closure is expected to take place nightly Monday through Friday from 7pm-7am through mid-November, weather permitting. Work will restart in April with completion expected in August.

Minimal delays are anticipated through the duration of the project. Motorists can find scheduled lane closures before traveling on the Thruway’s website and by using its free mobile app.

Additionally, the Thruway Authority announced the completion of a $9.9 million pavement and safety-related improvement project on I-90 in both directions between exit 35 (Syracuse – Route 298) and exit 39 (Syracuse – I-690). The project was completed on time and on budget.

The two-year project, which began in June 2017, featured resurfacing of approximately 20 lane miles of roadway between exit 35 and exit 37 (Electronics Pkwy.) and full-depth pavement repairs between exit 37 and exit 39. In all, more than 71,000 tons of asphalt was used to improve the driving surface and safety for the more than 36,000 drivers who travel this stretch of the Thruway each day. The project also included drainage improvements and additional safety enhancements including new roadway signs, guiderails, and more reflective lane striping.

The project was completed by Kubricky Construction Corp. from Wilton, NY. All work was performed during the overnight hours for convenience of motorists to ensure that disruptions were kept at a minimum.

In 2018, the Thruway Authority is expected to award approximately $470 million for roadway improvement projects which will lead to the resurfacing of more than 300 miles of highway.

 

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