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The Last Mile May Mean 2018 Traffic Hell

Never heard of the New England Thruway (I-95) Reconstruction Project – "Last Mile"? It may mean traffic hell in 2018…

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The 15 mile section of the New England Thruway (I-95) carries traffic from New York City to the Connecticut border. Over the past decades, 14 miles of the highway in the Bronx, Pelham, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Harrison and Rye have been reconstructed.

Last Mile I-95

The "Last Mile" project will complete the reconstruction of the "last mile," improve motorists' experience and increase the safety along this section of I-95. The project spans approximately one mile and contains a six ramp interchange system with the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) and Midland Avenue in the City of Rye and Village of Port Chester in Westchester County.

It also includes replacement of the Cross Westchester Expressway ramp bridge and the Grace Church Street bridge over the Thruway, and resurfacing of the Byram River bridge.

Major components of the project include:

  • Replacement of the New England Thruway (I-95) mainline and ramp pavements
  • Replacement of Grace Church Street bridge
  • Replacement and realignment of the I-287 eastbound to I-95 northbound ramp bridge
  • Resurfacing of the Byram River bridge
  • Realignment of ramp from Midland Avenue to connect directly to I-95 northbound
  • Widen I-95 southbound to provide a two-lane exit ramp to I-287 westbound
  • Improvements to the I-95 northbound/Midland Avenue Interchange
  • Substructure Repairs to the Boston Post Road bridge, Purchase Street bridge, and the Blind Brook culvert

Anticipated Project Schedule

  • Spring 2017 – Design Approval
  • Winter 2017 – Final Design Completed
  • Spring 2018 – Construction Begins (possible traffic hell)
  • Fall 2020 – Construction Completed

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