NY Completes $7.2M Thruway Upgrades

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) -

New York state has completed $7.2 million in work on the New York State Thruway between Schenectady and Amsterdam.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced the end of the work on Friday.

The project entailed the replacement of more than 17 miles of asphalt along with various safety upgrades in both directions of the Thruway. A new containment fence was installed to reduce the risk of falling rock.

State officials say nearly 30,000 motorists use the segment of highway each day. Cuomo, a Democrat, says it’s a “vital” link between the Mohawk Valley and the capital region.

Work on the project began in July 2016.