New York State Thruway project begins in Rockland County

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New York state recently began work on the $17.8 million pavement improvement project on a nearly eight-mile stretch of the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) in Rockland County.

“The I-87/287 corridor is one of the most heavily traveled sections of Thruway, and improving the pavement plays a critical role in ensuring safe travel and supporting commerce,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “This highway project is part of the Thruway Authority’s ongoing commitment to improving the driving experience for all who use our roads.”

The project spans from the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in South Nyack to just beyond exit 14A (Spring Valley – Nanuet – NY Route 59) in Ramapo. It includes renewing the pavement from milepost 16.4 to milepost 24 northbound and southbound, drainage improvements, new signs, and reflective line striping. Renewing the pavement will also be done on five interchange ramps from South Nyack (exit 10) to Spring Valley (exit 14).

All of the work will take place, weather permitting, overnight. During work hours, drivers should expect lane closures, traffic shifts, and stoppages. Motorists also are urged to stay alert and follow the posted work zone speed limits.

Work is expected to be completed in the autumn.

Crisdel Group is the project contractor.