2007 – ACI Western NY Chapter
2007 Heavy Highway Construction Award
Project: Reconstruction of Ramp 56
Contractor: Surianello General Concrete Contractors Inc
Owner: New York State Thruway Authority
Engineer: New York State Thruway Authority
Exit 56 of the mainline Thruway (Route I90) is the only exit/entrance in the Buffalo Division that is completed constructed of concrete pavement from the mainline to the toll booths. The existing geometric design of this exit ramp is restricted due to existing rock formations. The tight horizontal curves caused the existing asphalt pavement sections to shift due to truck loading. The Thruway decided to construct this ramp in concrete pavement to eliminate the maintenance issues that occurred on this ramp.