For Immediate Release: 07/06/21
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UPDATED: THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES START OF $19.9 MILLION INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON I-95 IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY
Project Includes Raising the Vertical Clearance of Three Bridges Over the New England Thruway
Boston Post Road Bridge and Old White Plains Road Bridge Currently Closed to Traffic
Project Also Includes Pavement Resurfacing and Other Safety Improvements on Portion of I-95
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the start of a $19.9 million infrastructure improvement project on the New England Thruway (I-95) in Westchester County which will increase the vertical clearance of three bridges and resurface a portion of I-95.
“This is an important infrastructure investment project on I-95 to bring lower clearance bridges to modern standards and continue to provide a safe and reliable roadway to motorists,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “We’ve provided extensive outreach with community leaders and municipalities to prepare for this construction, and we thank them for their support as we move forward with this project.”
Beginning today, the Old White Plains Road bridge (milepost 9.5) and the Boston Post Road bridge (milepost 13.7) will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the work. The West Street bridge (milepost 10.5) closure will be scheduled at a later time. The bridges are being raised to a 14’6” vertical clearance that meets current standards. The current height is 14’3”. Detours will be in place at each location and will be posted on signage. The bridges are scheduled to reopen this Fall.
Additional work includes pavement resurfacing and other safety improvements on I-95 at milepost 8.8 (just before exit 18A) to milepost 10.8 northbound (just after exit 18B) and on I-95 from milepost 13.0 (just after exit 19) to milepost 14.1 (just before exit 22) northbound and southbound.
Yonkers Contracting Co., Inc is the contractor for the project. Work is expected to be complete on the entire project in Fall 2022.
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 along with traffic shifts and stoppages while construction is underway.
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.
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