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THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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New York State Thruway Authority
Inspecting Highway Bridges and Repairing Defects (Follow-Up)


Issued: June 25, 2014
Link to full audit report 2014-F-9

Purpose
To determine the extent of implementation of the three recommendations included in our initial audit report, Inspecting Highway Bridges and Repairing Defects (Report 2012-S-33).

Background
In our initial audit report, which was issued on Report April 26, 2013, our objective was to determine whether the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) inspects its highway bridges and repairs defects (i.e., flagged conditions). We found that NYSTA repairs defects identified during inspections. However, highway bridges were not always inspected timely, including three with flagged conditions, and DOT was not always notified of red flags within one week, as required. Furthermore, the initial evaluations and plans of action were not documented for red-flagged bridges.

Key Finding

  • NYSTA implemented the three recommendations we made in our initial report.

Key Recommendations

    • None

Other Related Audits/Reports of Interest

Metropolitan Transportation Authority: Inspecting Highway Bridges and Repairing Defects (2012-S-32)
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: Inspecting Highway Bridges and Repairing Defects (2012-S-34)


State Government Accountability Contact Information:
Audit Director: John Buyce
Phone: (518) 474-3271; Email: StateGovernmentAccountability@osc.state.ny.us
Address: Office of the State Comptroller; Division of State Government Accountability; 110 State Street, 11th Floor; Albany, NY 12236