A reconstruction project is under way on the Thruway between Exit 23 and Exit 24. The project is scheduled to continue through the fall 2013.
The state is installing concrete pavement along this 7-mile-long segment of the Thruway in addition to nine segments of noise barriers and a drainage system. It also is repainting bridges that carry Delaware Avenue, New Scotland Avenue and Western Avenue over the Thruway. Some of the existing pavement along this segment is more than 50 years old, officials said.
Rifenburg Construction Inc. of Troy was the low bidder for the project at $99.7 million. There were seven other bidders.
The first phase of the work involves widening the northbound right and left shoulders, replacing the existing median drainage, installing nine noise barriers and constructing traffic crossovers at both ends of the project for use in next year’s pavement reconstruction.
While the work is under way, the Thruway will adopt nighttime single-lane closures in the northbound direction for shoulder widening and daytime travel lane shifts. There may be occasional, short-term single lane configurations during the daytime, Thruway officials said.
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