October 17, 2016
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces $7.1 Million Thruway Improvement Project to Extend the Life of 23 Bridges in Western New York

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Bridge And Overpass Maintenance Work To Take Place On Interstates 90 And 190


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $7.1 million project to maintain 23 bridges on the New York State Thruway in Western New York. The work along Interstates 90 and 190 will extend the life of these bridges by an additional 10 to 15 years and improve the safety of these vital roadways.

"The Thruway's continued reliability and accessibility is critical for Western New York's economy and its residents," Governor Cuomo said. "This project continues this administration's commitment to investing in infrastructure and fostering growth across New York."

The project will address wear-and-tear of the bridges and significantly extend their lifespan before a major repair or replacement project is needed. The 23 bridges were selected for repair based on the current condition of bridge joints and substructures, as well as long term plans for each bridge, including already scheduled replacement projects throughout the Western New York region.

"Our highest priority at the Thruway Authority is reinvesting your toll dollars back into the road that you rely on every day," said Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Bill Finch. "We strive to provide the safest, most reliable transportation infrastructure from Buffalo to Albany to the Hudson Valley, and projects like this ensure that we meet that goal."

This project will support Governor Cuomo's “Drivers First” initiative, which prioritizes the convenience of motorists at bridge and highway construction projects across the state.

Bridges to be repaired include:

  • Thruway (I-90) bridge over Willowbrook Road
  • Thruway (I-90) exit 45 ramp bridge over Willowbrook Road
  • Route 15A bridge over Thruway (I-90)
  • Route 36 bridge over Thruway (I-90)
  • Route 19 bridge over Thruway (I-90)
  • CSX Railroad bridge over Thruway (I-90)
  • Thruway (I-90) bridge over Ellicott Creek
  • Thruway (I-90) bridge over Wehrle Drive
  • Union Road (US Route 277) bridge over Thruway (I-90)
  • Thruway (I-90) bridge over Galleria Drive
  • Walden Avenue bridge over Thruway (I-90)
  • CSX Transportation bridge over Thruway (I-90)
  • Broadway Avenue (Route 130) bridge over Thruway (I-90)
  • Thruway (I-90) bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad
  • Thruway (I-90) bridge over William Street (County Road 207)
  • Eden-Evans Center Road bridge over Thruway (I-90)
  • Thruway (I-90) bridges over Shadagee Road and 18 Mile Creek (two bridges)
  • Skyway Ramp B to Niagara Thruway (I-190) southbound
  • Niagara Thruway (I-190) bridge over Pump Station Access Road
  • Niagara Thruway (I-190) northbound ramp to NYS Route 198 eastbound
  • NYS Route 198 westbound ramp to the Niagara Thruway (I-190) southbound
  • Niagara Thruway (I-190) Riverside Ramp bridge over Cornelius Creek
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