Work begins on $27.2 million projects in Albany and Greene counties

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The New York State Thruway Authority has announced the start of two infrastructure and pavement improvement projects on the NYS Thruway (I-87) in Albany and Greene counties.

The two projects, totaling $27.2 million, include the resurfacing of approximately 80 lane miles south of exit 23 (Albany – Troy – Rensselaer- I-787- Route 9W) to exit 21 (Catskill – Cairo – NY Route 23), a high-traveled corridor into the Albany and surrounding areas.

The approximately 20-mile stretch serves more than 49,000 motorists a day, and more than 18 million motorists a year.

“These important infrastructure projects are strategic reinvestments into upgrading the Thruway system in this busy corridor,” Thruway Authority executive director Matthew Driscoll said in a statement. “When completed, the thousands of motorists traveling to and from work, school, and other destinations each day will have a smoother and safer drive for many years to come.”

The pavement improvement projects will take place on the NYS Thruway (I-87) between exit 21 (Catskill – Cairo – NY Route 23) and exit 23 (Albany – Troy – Rensselaer- I-787- Route 9W). The projects feature the milling and resurfacing of approximately 80 lane miles of roadway to the north and southbound travel lanes of the Thruway. The project also includes the installation of new mile markers and reflective line striping for enhanced safety.

The projects are being completed by Albany-based Callanan Industries.

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