New York completes $20.1m pavement restoration project in Steuben County


The New York Government has completed a $20.1m pavement restoration project, which covered a 5.7-mile section of Interstate 390 between the towns of Wayland and Cohocton in Steuben County. 

With completion of the pavement restoration project, transport authorities have opened the southbound travel lanes.

Restoration works were completed in two seasons. In the first season, the transport authorities carried restoration works in the northbound section and completed it last year. 

Works on the southbound section were carried out this season, which included completing bridge repairs and removing paved crossovers between the northbound and southbound lanes used during construction. Finishing works will be completed later this year. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: "Investing in transportation infrastructure is critical to connecting local economies across the state and ensuring that motorists can get to their destinations safely and efficiently.

"All across New York State, bridges and highways are being rejuvenated so that they can withstand the test of time."

"This pavement restoration project in the southern tier will offer a smoother ride for commuters in Steuben County, strengthening this stretch of highway for years to come."

The project is reported to have restored the 40-year-old pavement to a good condition, and improved its overall ride-ability and extending pavement life. 

For this project, transport authorities used new and innovative paving techniques, which resulted in reduced time and costs. 

On an average, approximately 11,000 vehicles travel this section of the highway each day, with 37% being trucks.

New York State Department of Transportation commissioner Cathy Calhoun said: "Governor Cuomo's commitment to transportation in the southern tier is enhancing traffic safety, supporting businesses in the region and improving the quality of life.

"All across New York State, bridges and highways are being rejuvenated so that they can withstand the test of time."