The New York State Thruway is in line for an economic, aesthetic and environmental makeover in the coming years. The Thruway Authority has sent letters to multiple communities along I-90 with the intention to install as many as 5 wind turbines along the route. Although the project is still in the design phase, the Public Information Officer at the NYS Thruway Authority, Betsy Feldstein has indicated the prospective locations of the turbines to be the Dunkirk Interchange (exit 59), the Eden/Angola Interchange (exit 57A), the Silver Creek Interchange (exit 58), the Ripley Toll Barrier and Westfield Maintenance Facility (exit 50).
The Thruway Authority is using Clough, Harbor and Associates as project engineers and will release a press release during later stages of the project.
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