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NY: I-88 repair plans announced

The state has hired its emergency structural contractor, C.P. Ward of Rochester, to handle the project. The 150-foot gap in highway will be restored with the installation of a new culvert and rebuild of the terrain around it.
The target is to have I-88 fully reopen by early fall, although no specific target date was announced. The state has announced a 7.5 mile detour utilizing NY 7 between Exits 9 and 10. According to the DOT, the detour takes about 20 minutes. NYSDOT will also be adding several temporary traffic signals on NY 7.
To speed up the process, the project will be similar to a design-build process. The culvert will be prefabricated and installed on site, and construction is to also occur during night time hours.

See: http://www.eisinc.com/release/storiesh/NYSDOT.038.html

Commentary:

It will be interesting to see how quickly this project will be completed. Also, will they work to repair one section of I-88 to allow one lane traffic in each direction to cross, avoiding the detour.

Here's hoping there are no major snags and the Interstate can be repaired as quickly as possible.

Comments

Becky said…
I found your blog looking for information on the I-88 crash and appreciate all that you are posting for a different reason. The other trucker is my brother in law and we are just waiting for confirmation whenever they find his body all other details involved have led his boss and us to believe this is true. Please keep posting any info you get on I-88 thank you so much

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