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Harriman Toll Barrier – Cashless Tolling Conversion

Project Background

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the $150 million reconstruction of the Woodbury Transit and Economic hub Leaving NYS Thruway Authority's Website . As a part of the project, the New York State Thruway Authority (Authority) will implement cashless tolling at the Harriman Toll Barrier, ensuring that motorists driving through this interchange would be able to pass through more quickly. The Authority will convert the toll barrier for northbound traffic seeking to access Woodbury Common and NY Route 17 exit of the Thruway to cashless tolling. For southbound traffic from the Thruway's ticketed portion of the system, two toll lanes would remain in place.

Proposed Improvements

Project specifics include the removal of the existing toll barrier and construction of overhead gantries with overhead access that are equipped with state-of-the-art All-Electronic Toll Collection (AETC) technology including highway speed Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI), Automatic Vehicle Classification and Detection (AVCD), and video tolling equipment including a Vehicle Enforcement System (VES). Construction of the overhead gantries and associated tolling equipment will replace the existing toll barrier infrastructure. One gantry shall be located immediately west of the Route 17 bridge over the railroad and the second on the southbound acceleration ramp, adjacent to the Woodbury Toll Plaza. Additionally, a new two-lane toll barrier will be constructed within the Harriman site to continue traditional means of toll collection for travelers exiting the southbound Thruway at Harriman. The existing Harriman Barrier will be removed once the new tolling system has been tested and fully operational.

Project Schedule

  • September 2017 – Final Design Completed
  • November 2017 – Project Letting
  • January 2018 - Construction Begins
  • October 2018 – AETC Operational
  • April 2019 - Construction Completed

Reference Documents

Contact Information

Robert J. Cournoyer, P.E.
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, NY 12209
(518) 436-2810