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Start of $65m improvements on Interstate 690 in Syracuse, N.Y.

Staff Writer |
Work will begin Monday, May 8 on the $65 million reconstruction of Interstate 690 at its intersection with Teall Avenue and Beech Street in the city of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y.

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The two-year project will improve access to the interstate, ease traffic congestion and enhance traffic safety and capacity.

The Teall-Beech project will replace the single-span bridge over Teall Avenue.

The 15 span Beech Street viaduct will also be replaced with a single new span over Beech Street and a new highway section on an embankment supported by retaining walls.

Construction crews will utilize a unique method of soil stabilization that will compress the soil and minimize excavation.

This area of Teall Avenue and Beech Street will be reconstructed, as will the I-690 interchange with Teall Avenue, to improve traffic movement and reduce congestion, especially during the morning and afternoon rush hours. The work will include utility upgrades as well.

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