Work starts on Interstate 390 rehabilitation in Livingstone County

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New York Construction Report staff writer

Construction is beginning on a $26.7 million project to rehabilitate a 13-mile stretch of Interstate 390, between Exit 8 in the Town of Geneseo and Exit 10 in the Town of Avon, both in Livingston County. The project will improve travel conditions and enhance safety along a vital artery in the Finger Lakes Region. Additionally, new landscaping and tree plantings will be used in selected areas to create natural snow barriers and help safeguard the environment.

Interstate 390, which runs from the Lake Ontario State Parkway in the north to Interstate 86 in the south, facilitates travel for residents and visitors alike from across New York State and into Pennsylvania. In addition to providing a new roadway with a service life of 15 years, this project will also further New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)’s environmental stewardship goals by:

  • Planting about 1,200 willow trees at key locations along the highway that will grow into a natural snow fence in an effort to reduce the impact of blowing snow on the roadway.
  • Re-landscaping six acres of land along this part of the highway to promote Milkweed growth and bolster populations of pollinating insects.
  • Rehabilitating small culverts within the project limits to facilitate storm water drainage along the roadway.

This project builds on New York State’s projects along I-390 including the $172 million investment into the I-390/I-490 interchange completed in 2021, the ongoing $18 million highway and bridge rehabilitation project, and $35 million project to rehabilitate I-390 between Exits 10 and 12 in Monroe and Livingston Counties.

Work will progress over two construction seasons, with NYSDOT anticipating work to be completed this year on the northbound lanes and the southbound lanes next year.

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