A 20.1 million dollar project that paved a 5.7-mile section of Interstate 390 between the Towns of Wayland and Cohocton is officially complete following the reopening of southbound travel lanes.
The project featured the first unbonded Portland cement concrete highway overlay in the state, saving time and hundreds of thousands in construction expense. Approximately 11-THOUSAND vehicles travel this section of the highway each day, about 37 percent of them trucks. This two-construction-season project restored to good condition 40-year-old pavement on a section of I-390, improving its overall ride-ability and extending pavement life.
The State DOT utilized new and innovative paving techniques that saved time, an estimated 700-THOUSAND dollars in costs, and was environmentally sensitive, avoiding the disposal of more than 13-THOUSAND tons of old asphalt compared with traditional paving.