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Cuomo announces start of $19.5M I-90 rehab project

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday the start of a $19.5 million pavement rehabilitation project on the Interstate 90 eastbound lane in Chautauqua County. The work is taking place on a 13-mile stretch from the Pennsylvania state line to just beyond exit 60 in Westfield.

“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,” Cuomo said. “Upgrades like these in Chautauqua County and across New York are fueling 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.”

“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,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “We continue to reinvest our toll revenue in infrastructure projects to enhance the transportation system and improve the driving experience for motorists.”

The project includes full depth pavement rehabilitation and reconstruction of the eastbound lanes including exit 61 (Ripley-Shortman Road) and exit 60 (Westfield – Mayville-NY Route 394) and associated ramps with each. Additional work includes safety improvements such as more reflective line striping for increased safety, extensive guide rail replacement, drainage improvements and signage.

Oakgrove Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the project. Work is expected to be complete in spring 2022.

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