The latest phase of the I-287 project reconstructed the Exit 8E interchange to improve safety and traffic flow, replacing two bridges, constructing a new bridge and reconstructing exit ramps to improve access from I-287 to downtown White Plains and local connections to Harrison.
The project separated local traffic from traffic destined for downtown White Plains with the construction of both east and west bound direct access roads from I-287 to White Plains, bypassing the traffic signals on Westchester Avenue at White Plains Avenue. The project included the installation of new traffic signals and sidewalks, as well as the replacement of guiderail and ramps along a mile-long section of the expressway. ECCO 3 Enterprises Inc. of Yonkers is the prime contractor for the project.
In early spring, contractors will put down the final top course of paving and will complete striping; new street lighting will be installed along North Street; wetlands mitigation will be completed and the entire project length will be landscaped.