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New England Thruway (I-95) Reconstruction Project - "Last Mile"

Project Background

The 15 mile section of the New England Thruway (I-95) carries traffic from New York City to the Connecticut border. Over the past decades, 14 miles of the highway in the Bronx, Pelham, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Harrison and Rye  have been reconstructed. This project will complete the reconstruction of the "last mile," improve motorists' experience and increase the safety along this section of  I-95. The project spans approximately one mile and contains a six ramp interchange system with the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) and Midland Avenue in the City of Rye and Village of Port Chester in Westchester County. It also includes replacement of the Cross Westchester Expressway ramp bridge and the Grace Church Street bridge over the Thruway, and resurfacing of the Byram River bridge.

Proposed Improvements

Major components of the project include:

  • Replacement of the New England Thruway (I-95) mainline and ramp pavements
  • Replacement of Grace Church Street bridge
  • Replacement and realignment of the I-287 eastbound to I-95 northbound ramp bridge
  • Resurfacing of the Byram River bridge
  • Realignment of ramp from Midland Avenue to connect directly to I-95 northbound
  • Widen I-95 southbound to provide a two-lane exit ramp to I-287 westbound
  • Improvements to the I-95 northbound/Midland Avenue Interchange
  • Substructure Repairs to the Boston Post Road bridge, Purchase Street bridge, and the Blind Brook culvert

Anticipated Project Schedule

  • Spring 2017 - Design Approval
  • Winter 2017 - Final Design Completed
  • Summer 2018 - Construction Begins
  • Winter 2020 - Construction Completed

Prjoect Display Boards

  • Concrete Barrier Display Board PDF 
    This map illustrates the approximate location of existing and proposed concrete walls along the "Last Mile" project corridor. The areas in red are existing concrete noise walls that may need to be removed during the phases of construction, but will be re-installed. The blue areas are proposed concrete noise walls that will be installed as part of the "Last Mile" project. These walls have met the federal and state standards for noise abatement. The magenta area is a proposed installation of a concrete visual barrier wall. It will have the same look and be constructed of the same material as the noise walls, however, this area did not meet the standards for noise abatement and therefore, a visual barrier will be installed.  
  • Overall Project Map PDF 
  • Potential Noise Wall Locations
  • Potential Noise Wall Treatments PDF 
  • Proposed Right of Way (ROW) Acquisitions

Contact Information

Albert S. Mastroianni, P.E.
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, NY 12209
(518) 471-5300