New York State Thruway to be Resurfaced this Summer
By Sarah Morgenstern
Gov. Kathy Hochul said she wants to “ensure a safer, smoother ride for tens of thousands of New York State Thruway travelers,” when she kicked off the start of a $17.8 million pavement improvement project in Rockland County on Monday.
The project, which started last night and is scheduled to be completed by the Fall of 2022, will include repairs and resurfacing sections of the I-87 and I-287 and will cover a nearly eight-mile stretch from the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in South Nyack to just beyond exit 14A (Spring Valley/Nanuet/NY Route 59) in Ramapo, according to governor.ny.gov.
The project will renew the pavement on the thruway from milepost 16.4 to milepost 24: heading both north and south.
In addition, Crisdel Group, Inc., the project contractor, will not only repave interchange ramps from South Nyack, at Exit 10, to Spring Valley, at Exit 14, but add more reflective line striping, new signs, and improve the roads’ drainage.
“Rockland County taxpayers deserve more when it comes to state aid for infrastructure and transportation, and I'm happy that we can deliver the resources necessary to complete this project,” said Assemblymember Michael Lawler.
Although all the repaving work will take place overnight to limit impacts to traffic, motorists may encounter lane closures on the thruway: along with traffic shifts and delays while construction is underway, said Gov. Hochul’s website, which also reminded drivers to follow the posted work zone speed limits.
Ticket fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone, and according to the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, and convictions of two or more speeding violations in work zones could result in the suspension of driver licenses, the NY state website says.