For Immediate Release: 03/30/22
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THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES WORK RESUMES ON $19.5 MILLION PAVEMENT REHABILITATION PROJECT ON I-90 EASTBOUND IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY
Project on 13 Mile Stretch of I-90 Eastbound Began in July 2021
Work Includes Full Depth Pavement Repairs and Additional Safety Upgrades
Project Expected to be Complete in Summer 2022
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced work has resumed on a $19.5 million pavement rehabilitation project on the New York State Thruway (I-90) eastbound in Chautauqua County. The project began in July 2021 and is taking place on a 13-mile stretch from the Pennsylvania State line to just beyond exit 60 at milepost 483.
“Western New York is a gateway to tourism, commerce and economic growth.” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “The pavement improvements on this section of the Thruway will enhance safety and reliability for the thousands of motorists and commercial traffic who travel this stretch every day.”
The project includes full depth pavement rehabilitation and reconstruction of the eastbound lanes including exit 61 (Ripley-Shortman Road) and exit 60 (Westfield-Mayville- NY Route 394) and associated ramps with each. Additional work includes safety improvements such as reflective line striping for enhanced safety, extensive guide rail replacement, drainage improvements and signage.
Variable Message Signs have been illuminated and to advise motorists of the construction work. The work is weather dependent and subject to change.
Oakgrove Construction, Inc. of Elma, NY is the contractor for the project. Work is expected to be complete this summer.
The project was designed to align with New York State’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 work is underway.
Motorists are reminded that in New York State, 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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