New York Construction Report staff writer
Construction is beginning on a $26.7 million project to rehabilitate a 13-mile stretch of Interstate 390 between Exit 8 in the Town of Geneseo and Exit 10 in the Town of Avon, both in Livingston County.
“New York State continues to make historic investments in infrastructure that will improve travel, protect our environment and fuel economic growth for all our communities,” Governor Kathy Hochul said. “This project will help ensure that a vital access route for motorists in the Finger Lakes Region is ready to meet the challenges of the 21st Century, and keep goods and people on the move throughout this picturesque area for many years to come.”
Interstate 390 runs from the Lake Ontario State Parkway in the north to Interstate 86 in the south and the new roadway will have a service life of 15 years, enhancing NYSDOT’s environmental stewardship goals by:
- planting roughly 1,200 willow trees at key locations along the highway that will grow into a natural snow fence in an effort to reduce the impact of blowing snow on the roadway.
- re-landscaping six acres of land along this part of the highway to promote Milkweed growth and bolster populations of pollinating insects.
- rehabilitating small culverts within the project limits to facilitate storm water drainage along the roadway.
This project also builds upon New York State’s recent projects along I-390 including the $172 million transformational investment into the I-390/I-490 interchange completed in 2021, the ongoing $18 million highway and bridge rehabilitation project, and $35 million project to rehabilitate I-390 between Exits 10 and 12 in Monroe and Livingston Counties.
Work will progress over two construction seasons, with NYSDOT expecting completion this year on the northbound lanes and next year on southbound lanes.
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