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