“Last Mile” of I-95 Gets Improvement: Po Cho to Greenwich, Expect Delays

A stretch of I95 in New York known as the “Last Mile” — from the Exit 22 at Midland Ave to the CT state line, will benefit from a $135 million infrastructure improvement project. All three lanes on I-95 in both directions are going to be reconstructed. Drivers can expect delays and detours.

The New York State Thruway Authority announced that the project has begun and will include wider shoulders, updated pavement markings,  guide rails and barriers. All three lanes on I-95 in both directions will be reconstructed.

“We reached out to NY emergency services so we can develop contingency plans, because the Midland Ave exit  will be closed and impact traffic going through Greewnich,” said Lt. Slusarz. “It’ll impact how we respond to incidents on I95 and how we get back from them.”

“We’re aware of the construction project and making plans, as is the Fire Dept and GEMS,” he said.

Major components of the project include:

  • Reconstruction of the New England Thruway (I-95) mainline and ramp upgrades
  • 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
  • Widening of 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

Project Background:
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.

This 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.

For more information the Thruway Authority has a “Last Mile” webpage with scheduled lane closures, views of the Travelers Map for real time traffic information.