$16.3 million project raised clearance
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Nov. 15 that rehabilitation of the Interstate 84 overpass atop Route 9W in the Town of Newburgh, on the west approach to the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, was completed under budget and ahead of schedule.
“The I-84 overpass atop 9W has been brought to current highway standards and has a new deck that will last for decades into the future,” he said in a statement.
The project, which began in April 2018, involved raising the overpass by 2 feet, to 16 feet, to provide higher clearance for trucks. The project occurred on property belonging to the New York State Bridge Authority, which operates the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.