Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of Patroon Island Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Rehabilitation of I-90 Bridge Restores Critical Transportation Gateway
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the $148 million project to rehabilitate the Patroon Island Bridge which carries I-90 over the Hudson River between Rensselaer and Albany. When construction began in 2013, it was one of the largest New York State Department of Transportation projects in upstate New York.
“The Patroon Island Bridge is a key part of this state’s transportation infrastructure, as well as an economic driver, that is depended upon by millions of New Yorkers, travelers and businesses from the Capital Region and beyond,” Govveerrnnorr Cuuomo ssaaiid.. “These critical repairs will help ensure its viability for years to come.”
The project involved rehabilitating the Patroon Island Bridge and all the ramps comprising the I-90 interchange with I-787 at the western end of the bridge. Work included replacing the bridge decks and bearings, repairing steel, painting the bridges, and replacing and repairing the substructures of the interchange. Work also included building new concrete piers to support the interchange ramps, as well as installing new traffic monitoring systems. New concrete barriers were installed on and between the bridges. Pre-cast concrete deck panels were used to speed construction.
The project’s staging area located in part of the city of Albany’s Corning Preserve has been restored and landscaping was performed throughout the project limits.