For Immediate Release: 05/20/21
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TRAVEL ADVISORY: CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON COLLEGE ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT IN ROCKLAND COUNTY ON FRIDAY, MAY 21
College Road Bridge Will Be Closed to All Vehicular Traffic and Short Detour Will Be in Place for Duration of Project
Pedestrian Traffic Will be Maintained by Temporary Pedestrian Bridge
Replacement is Part of $30.8 Million Infrastructure Improvement Project for Three Bridges in Lower Hudson Valley
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the temporary closure and start of construction on Friday, May 21 for the College Road overpass bridge (milepost 26.37) replacement project in Rockland County. The replacement is part of the $30.8 million infrastructure improvement project to replace three bridges along the I-87 corridor in the lower Hudson Valley region.
The Scotland Hill Road bridge (milepost 23.62) closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on May 1 as part of the same project, which is scheduled to be complete in Fall 2021.
The two bridges will be replaced with new structures including numerous upgrades to enhance safety for motorists and pedestrians. Safety improvements include increased vertical clearance to meet current standards, wider shoulders and approaches, and new sign structures. During construction on the College Road bridge, pedestrian traffic will be maintained utilizing a temporary pedestrian bridge.
The project also included the replacement of the Hungry Hollow Road bridge (milepost 24.62), which opened to traffic in November 2020.
The College Road bridge was built in 1956 and is 14 feet 4 inches high. The replacement bridge will be raised to a standard height of 16 feet 6 inches.
A. Servidone, Inc./B. Anthony Construction Group JV is the contractor for the project.
More than 22,000 motorists collectively travel on the Hungry Hollow Road, Scotland Hill Road and College Road bridges every day.
The project was designed to align with Governor Cuomo's Drivers First Initiative to ensure construction will have the least possible impact on motorists.
Once construction begins, the following closure and detour will be in place:
Motorists may also encounter lane closures on the Thruway near the bridge locations, along with traffic shifts and stoppages.
Motorists are urged to be alert and follow the posted work zone speed limits. Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.
Thruway travelers are encouraged to visit thruway.ny.gov for real-time traffic updates.
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