Governor Cuomo Announces Toll Booth Removal and Interchange Reconstruction to Resume on the NYS Thruway this Week
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced toll plaza removal and interchange reconstruction will resume on the New York State Thruway’s former ticketed system this week and is expected to be completed, weather permitting, by the end of summer 2021. This next phase of construction is the second and final portion of the $355 million cashless tolling design-build project which went live on Nov. 14, 2020 and was immediately followed by the removal of toll plazas at six high-volume interchanges statewide.
“New York remains committed to continuing our infrastructure investments throughout the COVID-19 crisis,” Governor Cuomo said. “The completion of this project saves drivers time, cuts greenhouse gas emissions and improves air quality along our thruway system. Even in these trying times, New York State will never put the brakes on building a stronger and better future.”
Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said, “This monumental project is one of the largest projects in the Authority’s nearly 70-year history and is transforming our transportation infrastructure by modernizing and enhancing services for the hundreds of millions of travelers that rely on our system each year.