Winter related road defects not covered by state
11:29 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Owners pay to repair cars damaged by crumbling highway

Claims filed with New York State over vehicular damage caused by broken concrete on the I-290 expressway are being denied.

The State Department of Transportation encouraged drivers to file claims after broken concrete on the westbound bridge over Delaware Avenue damaged more than 16 vehicles. State law, though, states that damage caused by highway defects during winter months will not be covered by the state.

I-290 Expressway
I-290 Expressway
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

That bridge is targeted for replacement in the near future.