Bridge repairs to disrupt traffic on I-87 in NY through summer of 2025

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NYS Thruway Authority

If you travel Interstate 87 in New York's Hudson Valley, you should expect some traffic delays caused by repairs being made to several bridges.

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the start of a $9.3 million project to preserve four bridges on I-87 in Greene County.

The bridges include:

  • the Thruway bridge over Kaaterskill Creek (milepost 111.13) northbound and southbound
  • the Thruway bridge over the Catskill Creek (milepost 113.22) northbound and southbound.

The bridges are located between exit 21 (Catskill - Cairo - NY Route 23) and exit 20 (Saugerties - Woodstock - NY Route 32). More than 33,000 motorists travel in this area daily. The Kaaterskill Creek bridges and the Catskill Creek bridges were built in 1955.

Beginning April 18, on both the Kaaterskill Creek bridge and Catskill Creek bridge, all traffic will be shifted to the northbound side for work on the southbound bridges. Work on the northbound bridges is expected to take place in 2025. The entire project is expected to be complete in Summer 2025. The work is weather dependent, and dates are subject to change.

As part of the project, concrete repairs will be made to the deck of the bridges, which will then be covered with a waterproof membrane and asphalt wearing surface. Repairs will also be made to the existing bridge railing systems and bridge drainage.

“The project to preserve the Kaaterskill Creek and Catskill Creek bridges is one of several critical infrastructure improvement projects scheduled in our Capital Program this year,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Frank G. Hoare said. “The concrete repairs and surrounding work will enhance the safety of the bridges and help maintain their longevity for years to come.”

Motorists are urged to be alert and follow the posted in work zone speed limits. Fines are doubled for speeding a work zone.  

To further enhance safety for workers in a work zone, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation establishing the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement pilot program. The safety enforcement program began in April 2023 and is in effect in various active construction zones on the Thruway. Work zones with speed camera enforcement will have clear signage leading up to the work zone. Motorists violating the posted speed limit within the work zone will be fined. Violation fines will be issued to the vehicle’s registered owner by mail.