Major Change Planned At Hamburg Thruway Exit
The New York State Thruway Authority this week unveiled plans for a major renovation at the Thruway Hamburg Exit 57 interchange. At a public information meeting at Hamburg Town Hall, the Thruway Authority revealed that the Thruway bridge over Camp Road (NY Route 75) will be permanently removed and replaced with a road-level intersection and a traffic light.
The bridge over Camp Road has been in place since the mid 1950's and needed attention. According to the Thruway Authority they decided the bridge wasn't really necessary. The project will feature wider lanes and shoulders and sidewalks for pedestrians. Ramps to and from the northbound Route 75 to the Thruway toll plaza will also be widened and realigned. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2018 and take approximately one year to complete.
With the exit and entrance ramps on the south side of Camp Road no longer necessary for Thruway access, the property will likely be sold for development.