Hudson Valley’s aging bridges get $17.4 million facelift

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New York Construction Report staff writer

Work is underway on a $17.4 million project to rehabilitate three highway bridges in the Hudson Valley.

The project will install new decks, road surfaces and make other repairs to bridges along State Route 52 in Orange County, State Route 304 in Rockland County and Illington Road in Westchester County, which serve thousands of motorists each day and are widely used by commuters to reach the region’s major highways – including the New York State Thruway and the Cross Westchester Expressway (Interstate 287). Each of the bridges being rehabilitated is more than 50 years old.

Work on the three bridges includes the installation of new, fully continuous and jointless bridge decks that will reduce long-term maintenance costs, create a smoother ride and increase the overall life span of the bridges.

Additional improvements include new road surfaces, steel girder repairs, pier replacements, concrete abutment repairs and utility work. Warm mix asphalt with recycled crushed glass will also be used and other materials onsite will be recycled and reused as applicable.

The project will rehabilitate the following bridges:

  • State Route 52 over Interstate 84 in the Town of Newburgh, Orange County, which was originally built in 1963.
  • State Route 304 over Interstate 287 in the Town of Clarkstown, Rockland County, which was originally built in 1953.
  • Illington Road over the Taconic State Parkway in the Town of Yorktown, Westchester County, which was originally built in 1967.

Work has already begun on the State Route 52 and Illington Road bridges, Construction will get started on the State Route 304 bridge in the coming months. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2026.

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