The New York State Thruway Authority has announced the start of a $19.9 million infrastructure improvement project on the New England Thruway (I-95) in Westchester County.
The project will increase the vertical clearance of three bridges and resurface a portion of I-95.
“This is an important infrastructure investment project on I-95 to bring lower clearance bridges to modern standards and continue to provide a safe and reliable roadway to motorists,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew Driscoll said in a statement. “We’ve provided extensive outreach with community leaders and municipalities to prepare for this construction, and we thank them for their support as we move forward with this project.”
The Old White Plains Road bridge (milepost 9.5) and the Boston Post Road bridge (milepost 13.7) will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the work. The West Street bridge (milepost 10.5) closure will be scheduled at a later time. The bridges are being raised to a 14’6” vertical clearance that meets current standards. The current height is 14’3”. Detours will be in place at each location and will be posted on signage. The bridges are scheduled to reopen this fall.
Additional work includes pavement resurfacing and other safety improvements on I-95 at milepost 8.8 (just before exit 18A) to milepost 10.8 northbound (just after exit 18B) and on I-95 from milepost 13.0 (just after exit 19) to milepost 14.1 (just before exit 22) northbound and southbound.
Yonkers Contracting Co. is the contractor for the project. Work is expected to be complete on the entire project in fall 2022.