Governor Hochul Announces Substantial Completion of $84.2 Million Infrastructure Improvement Project on the Thruway in Onondaga County

NYS Governor's Office

December 1, 2023

Project Included Pavement Reconstruction, Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation

Numerous Safety Upgrades Include Wider Shoulders, New Guiderails, New Signage and Striping

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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the substantial completion of a $84.2 million infrastructure improvement project on a section of the Thruway (I-90) in Onondaga County. The project began in 2022 and included pavement reconstruction on a five-mile section of I-90, ramp reconstruction, the rehabilitation of two bridges and one bridge replacement. Ancillary work is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2024.

“The Thruway is a vital corridor for travel and commerce in Central New York, and these investments are critical to securing a safer roadway for all New Yorkers,” Governor Hochul said. “New York State will continue to revitalize its infrastructure to provide motorists and commercial vehicles alike with a reliable roadway for generations to come.”

“This was a significant project which will provide the 35,000 vehicles who drive this stretch every day an improved travel experience,” Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Frank G. Hoare said. “Projects such as this one address aging infrastructure and keep the Thruway one of the safest superhighways in the nation.”


Senator John W. Mannion said, “This $84.2 million investment in our infrastructure is a major step forward in improving the safety and reliability of the Thruway in Onondaga County. The reconstructed roadway, bridges, and safety upgrades will make a real difference for the thousands of motorists who travel this stretch of highway every day. I applaud Governor Hochul and the Thruway Authority for their commitment and partnership in improving our infrastructure and making New York State a better place to live, work, and travel."