Work begins on I-90 eastbound pavement improvement project in Chautauqua County


Work on the $19.5m pavement rehabilitation project has started on the New York State Thruway (I-90) eastbound in Chautauqua County.

Announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the project includes a 20.9km-long stretch from the Pennsylvania state line to just beyond exit 60 at milepost 483.

The scope of work includes complete depth pavement rehabilitation as well as reconstruction of the eastbound lanes that include exit 61 (Ripley-Shortman Road) and exit 60 (Westfield - Mayville - NY Route 394).

It also includes the associated ramps of each lane.

Other safety improvement works includes more reflective line striping to increase safety, drainage improvements, extensive guide rail replacement and signage.

Cuomo said: “As we continue to build back better and enhance our infrastructure, these improvements on I-90 will lead to even safer travel and support commerce and economic growth in Western New York.

“Upgrades like these in Chautauqua County and across New York are fuelling our economic comeback from the pandemic in the short term, while helping ensure we have the necessary infrastructure to meet the long term demands of a twenty-first-century economy.”     

Oakgrove Construction has been appointed as the project contractor. The project is anticipated to be completed in spring 2022.

Thruway Authority executive director Matthew Driscoll said: “This pavement improvement project continues the Thruway Authority's commitment to provide a safe and reliable roadway for the thousands of motorists who travel on this stretch every day.

“We continue to reinvest our toll revenue in infrastructure projects to enhance the transportation system and improve the driving experience for motorists.”

Late last month, construction commenced on a $47.6m bridge deck replacement and rehabilitation project on the Castleton-On-Hudson Bridge, New York.

The Castleton-On-Hudson Bridge, on the New York State Thruway (I-90) Berkshire Spur, is claimed to be a main connector between Albany and Rensselaer counties.


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