The New York State Thruway Authority has announced the temporary closure and start of construction on May 1 for the Scotland Hill Road overpass bridge replacement project in Rockland County. The replacement is part of the $30.8 million infrastructure improvement project to replace three bridges along the I-87 corridor in the lower Hudson Valley region.
Effective May 1, 2021, the Scotland Hill Road bridge (milepost 23.62) will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the project which is scheduled to be completed in the Fall 2021.
The College Road bridge is scheduled to close to vehicular traffic by the end of May.
The two bridges will be replaced with new structures including numerous upgrades to enhance safety for motorists and pedestrians. Safety improvements include increased vertical clearance to meet current standards, wider shoulders and approaches, and new sign structures. During construction on the College Road bridge, pedestrian traffic will be maintained utilizing a temporary pedestrian bridge.