The New York State Thruway Authority announced that a $135-million construction project started on a section of the New England Thruway (I-95) in Westchester County known as the “Last Mile.”
The project focuses on the final one mile stretch from exit 22 (Port Chester – Rye- Midland Avenue) to the Connecticut state line, which more than 140,000 motorists travel every day.
“This long-anticipated project to upgrade the ‘Last Mile’ is finally coming to fruition,” Thruway Authority acting executive director Matthew Driscoll said in a statement. “This comprehensive project will benefit the thousands of motorists who travel this stretch of I-95 every day and improve the quality of life for residents who live nearby, bringing the roadway to modern standards and increasing safety.”
The project includes reconstruction of the I-95 mainline (milepost 14.1 to milepost 15.0) along with safety upgrades including wider shoulders, updated pavement markings and the installation of guiderails and barriers. All three lanes on I-95 in both directions will be reconstructed.
The area contains a six-ramp interchange system with the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) and Midland Avenue in the City of Rye and Village of Port Chester. Several ramps will be upgraded and reconfigured to improve traffic flow.
ECCO III Enterprises was awarded the design-bid-build best value contract. Work is expected to be completed in 2021.