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$13.7 Million Pavement Project Begins on I-90 in Herkimer County

The NYS Thruway Authority has begun a $13.7 million pavement improvement project on the Thruway (I-90) in Herkimer and Montgomery Counties. The project includes full and partial depth repairs as well as the resurfacing of approximately 50 lane miles located between exit 29 (Canajoharie – Sharon Springs – NY Route 10) and exit 29A (Little Falls – Dolgeville – NY Route 169). Approximately 24,000 motorists use this section of I-90 every day.

Thruway Authority Executive Director Frank G. Hoare said, “The Thruway Authority is committed to investing in infrastructure projects to enhance safety and reliability on our 70-year-old system. The I-90 corridor in Central New York is a gateway for motorists and the commercial trucking industry to the Northeast and beyond. This project, along with many other capital projects happening on the Thruway, will improve the travel experience for motorists across the state.”

The project involves full and partial depth pavement repairs in both directions of I-90 between milepost 197.9 and milepost 210.3. This means crews will remove and replace the most deteriorated portions on the stretch of roadway, down to its subbase. The repairs will improve the existing roadway’s structural integrity. Mill and inlay will also be performed at all U-Turns in this section including acceleration and deceleration lanes, as well as the parking lots at the Iroquois and Indian Castle Service Areas, and on all 10 mainline bridges located on this stretch of I-90. Additional work includes safety improvements such as new reflective line striping, installing milled-in audible roadway delineators (MIARDs), also known as rumble strips, on the shoulders, and upgrades to drainage.

Heidelberg Materials Northeast-NY LLC of Jamesville, NY is the project contractor following a competitive bidding process. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2024. Motorists may encounter lane closures on the highway along with traffic shifts and stoppages while construction is underway. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

As part of the Thruway Authority’s Capital Program, approximately $395.5 million is being invested in infrastructure projects in Central New York over the next four years.