Paving and bridge improvement projects in NYC top $2.4 billion in 2023

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New York Construction Report staff writer

More than 1,500 lane miles of state and local highways were reconstructed and 2,800 bridges were replaced or repaired during 2023 across New York City.

New York State Department of Transportation and Thruway Authority projects cost more than $2.4 billion to revitalize infrastructure, reconnect communities, promote growth and build resiliency against climate change.

“During this construction season, we put the pedal to the metal on our record-setting efforts to modernize New York’s transportation network and improve travel all across the state,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement. “These paving and bridge projects will provide motorists in every corner of this state with a smoother ride while also helping to ensure that our transportation network can be among the most resilient and sustainable in the nation.”

During 2023, projects were completed on 1,586 lane miles along state and local highways – a $753 million investment. More than 500 lane miles of resurfacing improvements that were funded from the city’s ‘pave our potholes program’ and NYSDOT replaced or improved 2,833 bridges statewide, at a cost of $1.7 billion.

Also, the New York State Thruway Authority reinvested $78.3 million in toll dollars to reconstruct or rehabilitate more than 162 lane miles of the Thruway system. In addition to roadway resurfacing, there were also significant safety enhancements made including guiderail repairs, line striping, signage, and drainage improvements.

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