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For immediate release: February 24, 2014
Contact: Shane Mahar (518) 471-5300 

EMERGENCY POTHOLE REPAIRS TO CONTINUE
NORTH OF TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE THIS WEEK
Work will occur after peak travel period

The New York State Thruway Authority has announced that the emergency pothole repairs to the northbound roadway immediately north of the Tappan Zee Bridge in Rockland County will continue between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. beginning this evening and ending the morning of Wednesday, February 26.

Intense winter weather and the freeze/thaw cycle have created a significant pothole problem on the roadway immediately north of the Tappan Zee Bridge, as well as other areas along the 570 mile Thruway.

Thruway contractor, E. Daskal Corp., will mill and replace two inches of pavement in all four northbound lanes of I-87/I-287 between mile markers 16.2 and 16.5. 

In compliance with Governor Cuomo’s ‘Drivers First’ policy, this work will be performed during off-peak travel hours. Beginning on Monday at 7 p.m., the two right-hand lanes will be closed for pavement repairs until 6 a.m. on Tuesday. The two left-hand lanes will be closed for the same duration from Tuesday evening into Wednesday.

Electronic signboards and the Highway Advisory Radio (530 AM) will update motorists about possible delays.

The Thruway Authority appreciates motorists’ patience during this emergency work.

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