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

Traffic Information and Traveler Advisories

Construction is weather dependent and subject to change.

Anticipated Project Schedule

This proposed work schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

Beginning week of August 27

  • Traffic shift at the Grace Church Street Bridge, sidewalk work

Beginning week of September 17

  • Tree clearing at the Midland Avenue to I-287 westbound on-ramp
  • Tree clearing at the I-95 northbound to Midland Avenue off-ramp
  • Tree clearing at the Midland Avenue to I-95 northbound on-ramp

*Shoulder closures with occasional traffic stoppages

Beginning week of September 24

  • Road work on I-95 between exit 21 and the Connecticut State Line at the following times:
    • I-95 southbound: single and double lane closures  Monday to Tuesday from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m., Wednesday to Thursday from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., and Friday from 10 p.m. – 8 a.m.
    • I-95 northbound: single and double lane closures Monday to Tuesday from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., Wednesday to Thursday from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., and Friday from 11 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • Road work on I-287 at the following times:
    • I-287 eastbound to I-95 northbound, alternating right and left lane closures Monday-Thursday from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., Friday 11 p.m.- 7 a.m.

Beginning week of September 24

  • Tree clearing at the Midland Avenue to I-95 northbound on-ramp to Grace Church Street
  • Tree clearing in front of I-95 northbound noise barriers
  • Tree clearing from the I-287 eastbound bridge to I-95 northbound

*Shoulder closures, will require right lane closure on I-287 eastbound to I-95 northbound ramp during daytime hours

Beginning September 25

  • One lane closed on I-95 northbound prior to exit 22 (mile marker 14.0) to just before the Connecticut state lane (mile marker 14.8) for the duration of the project for reconstruction work
  • Three lanes will be available after the I-287 eastbound merge to I-95 northbound (mile marker 14.8)
  • Read the Traveler Advisory here

Beginning week of October 1

  • Tree clearing along I-95 southbound noise barrier between Byram River Bridge and Grace Church Street

*Shoulder closures, will require I-95 southbound right lane closure as needed

Please check back for updates and additional information.

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.

Project Improvements

Major components of the project include:

  • Reconstruction of the New England Thruway (I-95) mainline and ramp upgrades
  • 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
  • Widening of 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

Project Display Boards

  • Ramp Map PDF 
    This ramp illustrates the locations of the ramps involved in the construction project. The labels correspond to the information in the Anticipated Project Schedule (listed above).

  • 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. 

Contact Information

New York State Thruway Authority Public Information Office
(518) 471-5300