ALBANY & SCHENECTADY — The $17.7 million project that has repaved sections of the state Thruway between Schenectady and Albany over the past two years is finished, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday.
"The completion of this critical pavement restoration project will offer motorists traveling between Albany and Schenectady a smoother commute, while ensuring the safety and reliability of this important artery for years to come," Cuomo said in a prepared statement.
The project included safety upgrades like new guardrails, signage and improved drainage along a 6-mile stretch of the highway in both directions. The work included taking up old pavement, repairs to the underlying concrete and asphalt, and putting down roughly 120,000 tons of new pavement. Rifenburg Construction, of Troy, did the majority of the work, which Cuomo said was completed on-time and on-budget.
About 77,000 vehicles per day use that stretch of the Thruway, between exits 24 and 25.