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For Immediate Release
July 16, 2012

Overnight Work on Newburgh-Beacon and Mid-Hudson Bridges
Work thru July and August – Some Delays Possible

Highland, NY – Road deck repairs and surface repaving will begin this week at the Mid-Hudson Bridge and next week on the north span (westbound) of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, the NYS Bridge Authority announced today.

Work will be done overnight to minimize delays and congestion, however some delays may be expected during early evening hours.  The work includes patching and repairs to the roadway, then a complete surface milling and repaving of the deck to provide a smooth driving surface for each bridge.

“These are our major roadwork projects this summer,” Executive Director Joseph Ruggiero said.  “These projects will result in smoother driving and are part of our long-term program to keep all of our bridges well maintained and in good condition.”

The two projects will total more than $3.5 million over the next two months and will be completed by local contractors using local workers.  “I’m pleased that Argenio Bothers of New Windsor was the winning low bidder for the construction work and HAKS Engineering, with offices in Cold Spring, will do the supervision and inspection work,” Ruggiero added.

Ruggiero also added that the Authority’s consulting engineers, Modjeski & Masters of Poughkeepsie, were the project designers.

Travelers should note the following for both jobs:

  • drivers should be extra cautious in construction areas, paying particular attention to sudden stops and flaggers in the roadway;
  • most work will be done from Sunday night through Thursday night;
  • work will begin at approximately 7PM and end by 5AM each evening;
  • while every effort is made to reduce congestion, delays may be expected during the early evening hours;
  • all work is subject to weather.

According to the Authority’s engineers, the work will be completed as follows:

Mid-Hudson Bridge
During the early evening, 7PM to 10PM, traffic will be maintained in each direction, however motorists should expect some delays.  After 10PM some alternating traffic may be necessary but delays are expected to be minimal at that time.

  • deck repairs - July 16th through July 27th
  • surface milling & repaving - July 30th through August 3rd
  • joint repair and pavement restriping – August 5th through August 21st

Newburgh-Beacon Bridge North Span – Westbound
Some delays may be expected during the early evening, 7PM to 10PM, especially near the Route 9D ramp & I-84 merge.  The schedule below is tentative based on weather conditions.  It is possible the final stages of the work could be extended into early September.

  • deck & concrete repairs – July 23rd through August 3rd
  • milling, paving & restriping – August 5th through August 29th


The NYS Bridge Authority has a well-defined maintenance and capital improvement program funded entirely by toll revenue.  The Bridge Authority does not receive state or federal tax monies for the maintenance of its bridges.

The Authority owns and operated the Bear Mountain, Newburgh-Beacon, Mid-Hudson, Kingston-Rhinebeck and Rip Van Winkle bridges.

The Authority expects to begin future work on a complete rebuilding of the south span (Eastbound) deck of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge over the winter.  The three year project will result in a new deck expected to last more than 40 years.

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