For Immediate Release: 11/27/2020
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THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES OPENING OF HUNGRY HOLLOW ROAD BRIDGE OVER I-87 IN ROCKLAND COUNTY
One of Three Bridges Being Replaced As Part of $30.8 Million Infrastructure Investment Project
Safety Improvements Include Increased Vertical Clearance, Wider Shoulders and Wider Approaches
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the Hungry Hollow Road bridge (milepost 24.62) over the Thruway (I-87/I-287) in Rockland County has reopened to traffic as part of a three bridge $30.8 million infrastructure investment project.
Construction on the Hungry Hollow Road bridge began in the spring and is the first of three bridges to be replaced. The Scotland Hill Road (milepost 23.62) bridge and College Road (milepost 26.37) bridge over the Thruway (I-87/I-287) in the Town of Ramapo will also be replaced with new structures. Safety improvements include increased vertical clearance to meet current standards, wider shoulders, wider approaches and new sign structures.
“The replacement of these three bridges in Rockland County will bring the structures to modern standards and improve the travel experience for the motorists who travel over these bridges every day,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “This project is an example of Governor Cuomo’s commitment to improving aging infrastructure and meeting the needs of today’s transportation systems.”
The Hungry Hollow Road bridge was built in 1955 and had a vertical clearance of 14 feet 2 inches high. In 2019, the Hungry Hollow Road bridge was hit three times by trucks traveling on the Thruway carrying overheight loads and an additional dozen times in the past seven years. The vertical clearance on the new bridge was raised to a height of 16 feet 6 inches.
A. Servidone, Inc./B. Anthony Construction Corp. JV of Old Bridge, NJ is the contractor for the project.
More than 22,000 motorists travel on the Hungry Hollow Road bridge, Scotland Hill Road bridge and College Road bridge every day.
Scotland Hill Road bridge and College Road bridge
Construction on the Scotland Hill Road bridge and College Road bridge will begin in Spring 2021.
The Scotland Hill Road bridge was built in 1953 and is 14 feet 3 inches high.
The College Road bridge was also built in 1953 and is 14 feet 4 inches high. The replacement bridges will be raised to a height of 16 feet 6 inches.
During construction on the College Road bridge, pedestrian traffic will be maintained on-site utilizing a temporary pedestrian bridge.
Detours will be in place for work on the College Road and Scotland Hill Road bridges in 2021, and more information about those detours will be released when construction begins.
The project was designed to align with Governor Cuomo's Drivers First Initiative, to ensure construction will have the least possible impact on motorists.
Motorists may encounter lane closures on the Thruway near the bridge locations, along with traffic shifts and stoppages.
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