Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors, Inc. of Glenmont, NY has been awarded a contract to complete a $84.2 million infrastructure improvement project on the Thruway (I-90) in Onondaga County.
The work includes pavement reconstruction on a five-mile section of the Thruway (I-90), ramp reconstruction, the rehabilitation of two bridges and one bridge replacement, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a June 9 statement. The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2023.
“This infrastructure investment project on the Thruway in Onondaga County addresses aging infrastructure and further enhances the safety and reliability of our transportation system in New York State,” Hochul said. “Investing in infrastructure projects is essential to maintaining a modern and efficient roadway that connects our communities and transportation networks across the state. By strengthening our infrastructure through projects like these, New York is on the road toward becoming more efficient, competitive and prosperous.”
Approximately five miles of the Thruway (I-90) will be reconstructed in both directions between west of exit 37 (Syracuse – Liverpool – Electronics Parkway) to exit 39 (Syracuse – Fulton – I-690 – NY Route 690).
The project also includes the rehabilitation of the Onondaga Parkway bridge over I-90 (milepost 287.11) and the Onondaga Lake Outlet bridge over I-90 (milepost 287.25), as well as the replacement of the CSX Railroad bridge over I-90 (milepost 288.13).
Additionally, the exit 39 (Syracuse – Fulton – I-690 – NY Route 690) ramp will be reconstructed, and pavement repairs will be completed at exit 38 (Syracuse – Liverpool – County Route 57).
Numerous safety upgrades include wider shoulders, new guiderails, new signage, reflective line striping for enhanced safety, drainage improvements and the installation of living snow fence are also included in the project.
Beginning in spring 2023, the westbound lanes of I-90 from just before exit 37 to exit 39 will be reconstructed as well as the westbound lanes of the three bridges. At that time, all traffic will be shifted onto the eastbound section of I-90 in this area.