2003 – ACI Western NY Chapter
2003 Project Award
Project: TAB 00-45, Lane Addition and Bridge Construction
Contractor: Surianello General Concrete Contractors Inc
Owner: New York State Thruway Authority
Engineer: New York State Thruway Authority
In 2003, Surianello was awarded the concrete subcontractor for the Reconstruction of the New York State Thruway I-90 in West Seneca NY. This project was the largest ever Heavy/Highway Award in Western New York in 2000. This section of the NYS Thruway was fondly called the “Fourth Lane” project. This project was designed to solve capacity issues along this free section of the NYS Thruway between the I-190 Interchange and Route 400 Interchange for commuters. The project involved the reconstruction of 2.5 miles of the free section mainline between Exits 53 and 54, widening the I-90 to four lanes in each direction were approximately 120,000 motorists use this section of the Thruway daily. This project involved several innovations in design of the pavement, including a permeable base that aids drainage and a “white velvet” final surface texture that provides a smooth and quiet roadway.