For Immediate Release: 11/24//21
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THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES OPENING OF COLLEGE ROAD BRIDGE OVER I-87 IN ROCKLAND COUNTY TODAY
Opening of College Road Bridge Completes $30.8 Million Three-Bridge Replacement Project
Safety Improvements Include Increased Vertical Clearance, Wider Shoulders and Approaches
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the opening of the College Road bridge (milepost 26.37) over the Thruway (I-87). The bridge is the final portion of a $30.8 million infrastructure improvement project in Rockland County to replace three bridges along the I-87 corridor in the lower Hudson Valley region. The Scotland Hill Road bridge (milepost 23.62) opened Nov. 1, and the Hungry Hollow Road bridge (milepost 24.62) was the first bridge to be replaced and opened to traffic in Nov. 2020. The project was completed on time and within its budget.
“Motorists in the lower Hudson Valley are traveling over three new bridges that will improve the travel experience and modernize our transportation system,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “Investing in infrastructure projects is a priority to maintain a safe and reliable transportation system and bring new structures to modern standards. We thank the community for their patience during this three-part project and we are pleased to announce its completion.”
The bridges were replaced with new structures which include 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.
The original three structures were built in the 1950s and were at the end of their service life. A major component of the project included increasing the vertical clearance on all three new bridges to an industry standard height of 16 feet, 6 inches.
More than 22,000 motorists collectively travel on the Hungry Hollow Road, Scotland Hill Road and College Road bridges every day, and more than 115,000 motorists travel on this section of I-87 daily.
A.Servidone, Inc./B. Anthony Construction Group JV of Castleton, NY completed the project.
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