Work has begun on Western New York’s first design-build project to strengthen infrastructure in Niagara County. The project is composed of a $41.1 million rehabilitation of the three bridges carrying I-190 and NY Route 265 (Military Road) over the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Reservoir in the towns of Niagara and Lewiston. Urban Engineers will be providing construction inspection services for this effort.
“We are using the design-build process for the first time in Western New York to jumpstart bridge projects that are a key part of the region’s vital infrastructure,” Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said. “The design-build process will help us strengthen these bridges on a speedy and efficient schedule that keeps costs low. This is another step forward in our effort to reimagine New York’s infrastructure to be ready for the future.”
The project includes the complete bridge superstructure replacements for the southbound I-190, northbound I-190 and NY 265 bridges over the NYPA Reservoir. The approach slabs will also be replaced, and repairs will be made to the substructures of the bridges. New guiderail will be installed along both I-190 and NY 265. NY 265 will be resurfaced between its intersections with NY Route 31 and NY Route 104.