The New York State Thruway Authority announced an agreement with the Seneca Nation of Indians to begin work to the approximately three-mile stretch of the New York State Thruway (I-90 eastbound and westbound) that runs through the Cattaraugus Territory.
Work on the critical infrastructure project between exit 57A (Eden – Angola) and exit 58 (Silver Creek) will begin tomorrow and will be completed in phases to properly rebuild the roadway.
Urgent repairs as part of the pavement rehabilitation project started Sept. 26 and crews will perform partial-depth repairs to the most severely deteriorated sections of the roadway and to the shoulders to help extend its durability in preparation for the winter months ahead. New line striping will also be applied to enhance visibility.
Following the first round of essential repair work, a full reconstruction project will commence and improve the riding surface and safety for all motorists. Crews will perform a full depth replacement to the eastbound and westbound sections between mileposts 452.3 and 455.1.
This part of the project will include the removal of approximately five inches of the current roadway surface, repairs to the underlying concrete pavement and complete asphalt replacement. In addition to the improved driving surface, the project will include numerous safety upgrades such as guiderail replacement, slope re-alignment (or regrade existing ditch lines) and new line striping.
The project is expected to be completed within eight to 10 weeks.