For Immediate Release: 04/21/23
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TRAVEL ADVISORY: TRAFFIC SHIFT ON SECTION OF I-90 IN ONONDAGA COUNTY BEGINS TODAY
All Traffic Between Exit 37 and Exit 39 Will Be Shifted to Eastbound Section Beginning Today
Construction on $84.2 Million Infrastructure Improvement Project Began in 2022
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced a traffic shift will occur on a section of the Thruway (I-90) in Onondaga County as part of a $84.2 million infrastructure improvement project. Construction began in Spring 2022 and includes pavement reconstruction on a five-mile section of the I-90, ramp reconstruction, the rehabilitation of two bridges and one bridge replacement.
Beginning today all traffic on I-90 from just before exit 37 to exit 39 will be shifted onto the eastbound section of I-90 for construction on the westbound lanes. In 2022, reconstruction on the eastbound lanes in this area was completed.
Approximately five miles of the Thruway (I-90) will be reconstructed in both directions between west of exit 37 (Syracuse - Liverpool - Electronics Parkway) to exit 39 (Syracuse - Fulton - I-690 - NY Route 690).
Additionally, the exit 39 (Syracuse - Fulton - I-690 - NY Route 690) ramp will be reconstructed and pavement repairs will be completed at exit 38 (Syracuse - Liverpool - County Route 57).
The project also includes the rehabilitation of the Onondaga Parkway bridge over I-90 (milepost 287.11), the Onondaga Lake Outlet bridge over I-90 (milepost 287.25) and the replacement of the CSX Railroad bridge over I-90 (milepost 288.13).
Safety upgrades include wider shoulders, new guiderails, new signage, reflective line striping for enhanced safety, drainage improvements and installation of a living snow fence.
Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors, Inc. of Glenmont, NY was awarded the contract. The project is expected to be complete in Fall 2023.
Variable Message Signs have been illuminated and to advise motorists of the construction work. The work is weather dependent and subject to change.
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.
The Automated Work Zone Speed Monitoring pilot program was established by legislation signed by Governor Kathy Hochul. The safety enforcement program kicked off this week and will be in effect in various construction zones on the Thruway. Work zones with speed enforcement will have clear signage leading up to the work zone. Motorists violating the posted speed limit within the work zone will be fined. Violation fines will be issued to the vehicle’s registered owner by mail. More information on the program can be found here.
For up-to-date travel information, motorists are encouraged to download the Thruway Authority's mobile app which is available to download for free on iPhone and Android devices. The app provides motorists direct access to real-time traffic and navigation assistance while on the go.