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For Immediate Release: 4/01/19
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 |


Two-Year Project Includes Various Safety Upgrades to High-Traffic Area in Lower Hudson Valley Which Serves Approximately 170,000 Vehicles Per Day
Work to be Completed During Off-Peak Travel Times to Limit Traffic Interruptions
Project Scheduled to be Completed by Summer 2019

The New York State Thruway today announced work on a $19.1 million infrastructure improvement project on the NYS Thruway (I-87) and Garden State Parkway Connector in Rockland County has resumed. The two-year project includes numerous safety upgrades on I-87 north of the Garden State Parkway Connector (milepost 24.1) to south of I-287/Route 17S (exit 15, milepost 29.4) and the Garden State Parkway Connector (milepost GS 0 to GS 2.40).

Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said, “As operators of one of the safest superhighways in the nation, the Thruway Authority prides itself in the strategic reinvestment of toll dollars into our roadway to ensure the safety of our motorists. When completed, this project will enhance safety to nearly 40 lane miles that serve approximately 170,000 vehicles per day in the Rockland County area.”

Work on the project began in April 2018 with the installation of a new concrete median barrier on I-87, new guide rails, as well as drainage improvements and culvert repairs. When work resumes, contractors from Kubricky Construction Corporation of Wilton, NY will continue installing new guiderail, bridge pier protection on I-87, and other safety-related drainage upgrades.

Beginning the week of March 25, work is expected to take place on the Thruway mainline (I-87) between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and on the Garden State Parkway Connector between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Minimal delays are anticipated through the duration of the project, which is scheduled to be completed this summer. Motorists can find scheduled lane closures before traveling on the Thruway’s website and by using the Thruway’s free mobile app which is available on iOS and Android devices.

Motorists are reminded that New York’s “Move Over” law requires drivers to use care, slow down and safely move over when approaching law enforcement vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, tow trucks, construction and maintenance vehicles stopped along the roadway. The Thruway Authority appreciates drivers’ patience during this scheduled work and asks drivers to slow down, be alert and use caution while traveling through work zones. 

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