Work has officially begun on the $13 million resurfacing project on I-84, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.
The two-mile section of I-684 from Harris Road to exit 6 in the town of Bedford in Westchester County will be resurfaced as part of the project, which is intended to improve safety and provide a smoother ride for commuters and residents alike.
The project’s $13 million funding was secured through a collaboration between the Governor and State Legislature.
"All across New York State, we are making critical investments in our infrastructure that is helping to elevate our local communicates and create jobs in all facets of the economy," said Cuomo. “Westchester County residents and visitors will soon experience a smoother ride on an important section of I-684 thanks to this funding, and I thank our state elected officials for recognizing the need to resurface this critical stretch of highway."
Officials say workers will use fiber reinforced asphalt overlay, a more durable and longer-lasting material, to replace the existing concrete pavement surface on I-684 as well as the access and exit ramps to exits 5 and 6.
Workers will also replace guide rails, repair traffic signal loops, clean and alter drainage structures and repair basins as part of the project, which is consistent with Cuomo’s Driver First initiative to minimize impact to public travelers.
Any work that will require lane and shoulder closures is expected to occur during the overnight hours. Workers will also use balloon lighting for nighttime operations to reduce glare and distractions for motorists. This specialized luminaire is attached to equipment to diffuse, soften and disperse light, officials say.
The work is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
“This project is another demonstration of how New York State, under Governor Cuomo's leadership, is using the latest technologies and materials to transform our transportation network,” said State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez. “It will create a more durable road surface for motorists as they travel through one of the most important travel corridors in Westchester County."
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