Featured News - Current News - Archived News - News Categories
Two projects include resurfacing more than 100 lane miles in Genesee and Erie counties
√ New driving surface said to benefit the more than 14.6 million motorists that travel this section on the thruway each year; projects expected to be complete in 2023
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced a $46 million investment for two pavement improvement projects on the New York State Thruway (I-90) in Erie and Genesee counties. The two projects include resurfacing of more than 100 lane miles between Exit 47 (Rochester – LeRoy – I-490 – NY Route 19) to beyond Exit 48A (Pembroke – Medina – NY Route 77).
"New York is investing billions of dollars into rebuilding and improving roads, bridges and other infrastructure to ensure our transportation systems are safe and reliable for generations to come," Hochul said. "As the gateway to Western New York, this 26-mile section of the thruway is a vital corridor for commuters, tourists and commercial traffic, and is an engine for local economies. New York is building back stronger from the pandemic and delivering a state-of-the-art, 21st century infrastructure worthy of New Yorkers and domestic and international guests."
Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said, "The Thruway Authority is continuously and strategically reinvesting toll dollars to enhance safety, reliability, and improve roads and bridges to create a modern transportation artery. These two projects totaling $46 million are just a portion of the more than $397 million the thruway will award for projects statewide this year alone."
A $23.4 million pavement improvement project on the I-90 in Genesee County is underway on a 15.5-mile stretch between Exit 47 to Exit 48. Approximately 39,000 motorists travel on this section of roadway every day.
The project includes full and partial depth repairs, as well as full pavement resurfacing. Additionally, pavement resurfacing work will take place at the on- and off-ramps at Exit 47 and Exit 48, as well as the Exit 47 commuter park and ride lot. Reflective line striping for enhanced safety will also be applied.
Cold Spring Construction Co. of Akron is the contractor for the project. Work is expected to be complete in summer 2023.
A $22.9 million pavement improvement project on I-90 in Genesee and Erie counties in both directions is scheduled to begin this month on an 11-mile stretch between Exit 48 to just beyond Exit 48A. Approximately 40,000 motorists travel on this section of I-90 every day.
The project includes full depth repairs and resurfacing on I-90 in both directions, including the ramps at Exit 48A. Vertical clearance improvements will also be made along I-90 at milepost 397.67 eastbound.
Oakgrove Construction of Elma is the contractor for the project. Work is expected to be complete in fall 2023.
Drivers may encounter lane shifts and lane closures during construction. Variable message signs will advise motorists of the construction work. The work is weather dependent and subject to change.
Travelers can visit thruway.ny.gov, download the Thruway Authority's free mobile app, or sign up for TRANSalerts for traffic information and real-time traffic updates.