Repairs to four Interstate 290 bridges in the Town of Tonawanda have been completed, which should bring smiles to commuters' faces beginning Friday morning.
The $14.2 million bridge project, which replaced two eastbound and two westbound I-290 bridges over Delaware Avenue and Military Road, has required lane restrictions on the state highway in each direction.
The $14.2 million project to replace the I-290 bridges over Delaware Ave & Military Rd in Erie County is now complete! pic.twitter.com/k8XhZXXWg7
— NYSDOT (@NYSDOT) October 13, 2016
The replacement of the eastbound bridges over Delaware Avenue and Military Road was completed in the Fall of 2015 under the first phase of the project. Lane restrictions had been in place on Interstate 290 since April 2016 for the second phase of the project which included the replacement of the westbound bridges.
About 84,000 motorists a day travel on the I-290 between Colvin Boulevard and Delaware Avenue, according to the state Department of Transportation.
"The resiliency and safety of our bridges and roadways are essential to supporting economic growth, and these projects will help aid in the continued resurgence of Western New York," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
Work also included the reconstruction of a portion of I-290 between the CSX Railroad and Military Road.