New England Thruway (I-95) Reconstruction Project - "Last Mile"
Construction is weather dependent and subject to change.
- Scheduled lane closures
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- January 15, 2019 -- TRAVELER ADVISORY: DAILY TRAFFIC STOPS EXPECTED ON NEW ENGLAND THRUWAY IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16 FOR ROCK REMEDIATION
Closure of Ramp from Midland Ave. to I-95 Northbound
- Ramp will be closed to all traffic for the duration of the I-95 Reconstruction Project
- Emergency vehicle access road is available for responders to use while the ramp is closed
- Detour for motorists seeking access to I-95 Northbound:
- Travel north on Midland Avenue
- Take a right on ramp to I-287 westbound
- Continue on I-287 westbound and exit at Exit 9 (Kenilworth Road)
- Get back onto I-287 eastbound and continue on to I-95 northbound
- May 14, 2019 -- UPDATED TRAVELER ADVISORY: THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES RAMP CLOSURE AND DETOUR AS PART OF “LAST MILE” INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY
- Rock remediation will take place Monday-Friday on I-95
- The work is occurring on I-95 northbound near Grace Church Street Bridge and the Midland Avenue ramp to I-287 eastbound
- The work will be safely completed using small, controlled blasts
- The locations for the blast areas will be well marked with highly visible signs. A whistle warning sequence will be activated prior to each blast.
- All blasting operations will be conducted between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and no explosives will be stored at the construction site.
- Temporary lane and/or ramp closures will accompany blasts to ensure the safety of motorists.
Continuing Construction Work
- Overnight work on the former I-287 eastbound to I-95 northbound ramp bridge is taking place from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.
- Motorists should be aware of a new traffic pattern on the ramp and follow the posted speed limit
- Work is weather dependent and subject to change
- Work is taking place on the Grace Church Street Bridge
- A one-way alternating traffic pattern is in effect on the Grace Church Street Bridge for the duration of the bridge replacement work
- Temporary traffic signals are in use at each end of the bridge
- Work is weather dependent and subject to change
Beginning Week of March 30
- Intermittent traffic stops will take place on I-95 northbound between exit 22 (Port Chester - Rye - Midland Avenue) and the Connecticut border, I-95 southbound between the Connecticut border and exit 21 (mile marker 14.4), and I-287 eastbound at the I-95 northbound intersection, for steel erection at the Grace Church Street bridge
- Traffic stops will occur Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Beginning Week of February 10
- Two lanes of I-95 southbound will be shifted to the left immediately after the Byram River Bridge, approximately one half mile from the exit 21 southbound (mile marker 14.4) off-ramp
- The exit 21 southbound (mile marker 14.4) off-ramp (to I-287/Midland Avenue) will be separated from the shifting lanes by a concrete barrier
- Motorists wishing to take exit 21 southbound (mile marker 14.4) will need to be in the right lane immediately after they cross the Byram River Bridge, due to the barrier separation
- Variable Message Signs (VMS) are in place to notify motorists of the changing exit pattern
Beginning December 19
- Work on the noise wall on I-95 requires a detour for motorists seeking to access Harbor Drive, which will be in place for several weeks
- Detour signs are posted, as follows:
- Entrance to Harbor Drive will be through Shore Drive
- Residents on Harbor Drive, east of Shore Drive will be directed to follow detour signs to Shore Dr. in order to get to Greyrock Road
Anticipated Project Schedule
This schedule of the New England Thruway (I-95) Reconstruction Project contains the major components of the project. The schedule highlights the work on and along the New England Thruway as well as the anticipated schedule for the erection of the concrete walls. All work is dependent upon acceptable weather conditions and subject to change.
Please check back for updates and additional information.
Ongoing Traveler Information:
- Closure of the Midland Ave. to I-95 Northbound ramp, emergency vehicle access road is available
- One lane closed on I-95 northbound prior to exit 22 (mile marker 14.0) to just before the Connecticut state line (mile marker 14.8) for the duration of the project for reconstruction work
- Three lanes will be available after the I-287 eastbound merge to I-95 northbound (mile marker 14.8)
- I-95 southbound lanes have been shifted and narrowed from the Connecticut state line to just before the I-287 eastbound merge with I-95 (mile marker 14.0)
- One lane will be closed on I-95 southbound after exit 21 southbound (mile marker 14.4) to just before the I-287 eastbound merge with I-95 (mile marker 14.0) for the duration of the project for reconstruction work
- Three lanes will be available at the I-287 eastbound merge to I-95 southbound (mile marker 13.8)
The 15 mile section of the New England Thruway (I-95) carries traffic from New York City to the Connecticut border. Over the past decades, 14 miles of the highway in the Bronx, Pelham, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Harrison and Rye have been reconstructed. This project will complete the reconstruction of the "last mile," improve motorists' experience and increase the safety along this section of I-95. The project spans approximately one mile and contains a six ramp interchange system with the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) and Midland Avenue in the City of Rye and Village of Port Chester in Westchester County. It also includes replacement of the Cross Westchester Expressway ramp bridge and the Grace Church Street bridge over the Thruway, and resurfacing of the Byram River bridge.
Major components of the project include:
- Reconstruction of the New England Thruway (I-95) mainline and ramp upgrades
- Replacement of Grace Church Street bridge
- Replacement and realignment of the I-287 eastbound to I-95 northbound ramp bridge
- Resurfacing of the Byram River bridge
- Realignment of ramp from Midland Avenue to connect directly to I-95 northbound
- Widening of I-95 southbound to provide a two-lane exit ramp to I-287 westbound
- Improvements to the I-95 northbound/Midland Avenue interchange
- Substructure Repairs to the Boston Post Road bridge, Purchase Street bridge, and the Blind Brook culvert
- Repaving of Playland Parkway entrance and exit ramps
Project Display Boards
- Ramp Map
This ramp illustrates the locations of the ramps involved in the construction project. The labels correspond to the information in the Anticipated Project Schedule (listed above).
- Concrete Barrier Display Board
This map illustrates the approximate location of existing and proposed concrete walls along the "Last Mile" project corridor. The areas in red are existing concrete noise walls that may need to be removed during the phases of construction, but will be re-installed. The blue areas are proposed concrete noise walls that will be installed as part of the "Last Mile" project. These walls have met the federal and state standards for noise abatement. The magenta area is a proposed installation of a concrete visual barrier wall. It will have the same look and be constructed of the same material as the noise walls, however, this area did not meet the standards for noise abatement and therefore, a visual barrier will be installed.
- Overall Project Map
- Potential Noise Wall Locations
- Potential Noise Wall Treatments
- Proposed Right of Way (ROW) Acquisitions
Contact InformationNew York State Thruway Authority Public Information Office