Next week, Vine Street in Liverpool to close for Thruway renovation

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The New York State Thruway Authority today announced that work is underway on a $15.2 million project to replace bridges carrying the Thruway (I-90) over Vine Street and the CSX Railroad in Liverpool.

Beginning Monday, August 28, Vine Street in Liverpool will be closed to all traffic for approximately four weeks.

The initial project was scheduled to begin construction on Monday, Aug. 21, but the Thruway Authority says they pushed the date back due to "weather." 

Variable Message Signs (VMS) and roadway signs will be posted along the detour route, which will direct drivers via Henry Clay Boulevard -- Electronics Parkway -- Old Liverpool Road – to Oswego Street.

The two bridges, which were built in 1946, will be replaced with 103-foot single span bridges that will feature safety upgrades including increased shoulder widths on I-90 and additional height clearance for vehicular traffic on Vine Street and CSX trains.

The project is part of the Thruway Authority’s Capital Program which expects to invest approximately $494 million in 2017 for future infrastructure improvement projects along the system.

Consistent with Governor Cuomo's Driver's First initiative, the project has been designed to minimize impacts to expressway traffic.

The work will be done in four stages to maintain two travel lanes in each direction throughout the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
For up-to-date travel information, visit the Thruway Authority’s interactive Traveler Map.

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