Thruway Authority to begin $9.6M improvement project
The Daily Freeman is reporting the New York State Thruway Authority has announced it is about to begin work on a $9.6 million infrastructure improvement project on I-87 between Saugerties and Kingston. The project includes the milling and resurfacing of a seven-mile stretch of I-87 from just after exit 20 Saugerties/Woodstock to just before exit 19 Kingston/the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. Approximately 37,000 motorists travel that stretch of I-87 every day, according to the Authority. The project includes the fuel service area at the Ulster Service Area and the parking area on I-87 northbound at milepost 99 [point] 2. Safety upgrades are slated to include reflective line striping, the Authority said. Motorists may encounter lane closures on the Thruway along with traffic shifts and stoppages. Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said in a statement, “This pavement improvement project ensures an improved travel experience for motorists in this area and continues to provide a safe and reliable roadway for the millions of motorists who travel on the Thruway every year.” The project is being coordinated by Callanan Industries of Albany and is expected to be finished in the fall, but the completion date is weather-dependent, authorities said. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.