Second phase of Thruway improvement project set to begin this week, last until fall

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the second phase of a $66.4 million project on I-90 is scheduled to start this week and last until fall.

The infrastructure improvement project will take place between Exit 54 (West Seneca/East Aurora) and the Lackawanna toll barriers.

Because of this, drivers will experience a new traffic pattern on the Thruway near the toll barriers. All traffic will be shifted to the westbound side of I-90 while work takes place on the eastbound side of it.

Upgrades include repaved lanes, asphalt repairs, expansion of guiderails and additional pavement markings.

Along with this, crews will rehabilitate or replace five Thruway bridges:

  • Seneca Street (milepost 428.37) 
  • Cazenovia Creek (milepost 428.56) 
  • Potters Road (milepost 428.84) 
  • Smokes Creek (milepost 429.78) 
  • The Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge (milepost 430.05)

“These necessary infrastructure improvements will complete a Thruway project begun last year that greatly improves the stretch near the Lackawanna Toll Barrier,” Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said. “Four bridges were rehabilitated, one was replaced, and the road was reconstructed to give motorists a better, safer drive.”

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