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For Immediate Release: 10/17/22
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Project Included Safety Upgrades and Resurfacing Portion of the New England Thruway

Vertical Clearance of Three Bridges Increased To Enhance Safety

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced that the completion of an infrastructure improvement project on the New England Thruway (I-95) in Westchester County was delivered approximately $1 million under its original $19.9 million budgeted cost. The project included pavement resurfacing and raising the vertical clearance of three bridges. More than 100,000 vehicles on average travel this corridor between Connecticut and New York City each day.

“Like our customers, the Thruway Authority knows that every dollar counts and every dollar saved matters,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “This project came in well under budget and is another example of our focus on making smart investments in our infrastructure while finding cost efficiencies at every turn. The millions of motorists that travel this stretch of the New England Thruway each year will experience long-term benefits for decades, including the increased clearance of the bridges that meet current highway standards.”
More than nine lane miles of I-95 was resurfaced from milepost 8.8 (just before exit 18A) to milepost 10.8 northbound (just after exit 18B) and from milepost 13.0 (just after exit 19) to milepost 14.1 (just before exit 22) southbound.

Additionally, the Authority worked closely with local communities throughout the project since three bridges on Old White Plains Road (milepost 9.5), West Street (milepost 10.5) and Boston Post Road (milepost 13.7) had to be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic during construction. Crews from Yonkers Contracting Co. raised each of the three bridges, creating a 14’6” minimum vertical clearance over I-95 that reduces the likelihood of traffic delays due to incidents involving over-height vehicles.

Safety improvements included new guiderail and concrete barrier that meet current roadside standards and new reflective line striping. Much of the work took place overnight to minimize impacts to motorists.

The Thruway Authority's approved 2022 Budget invests a total of $397 million to support the Capital Program of the Thruway Authority. In addition, through 2026, the Thruway's Capital Program is scheduled to invest $1.9 billion into capital projects. This includes $1.65 billion for systemwide projects on the Thruway.