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For Immediate Release: June 19, 2009

Thruway Authority to Continue Tappan Zee Bridge Deck Replacement Project

The New York State Thruway Authority announced deck replacement work on the Tappan Zee Bridge will continue the week of June 22, 2009.

On Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26, installation of new modular joints in the main span and the west deck truss will continue in the center lanes. 

All work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

Updates will be issued announcing any change in schedule. Lane closures during this operation:

Monday, June 22 through Wednesday, June 24

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes, with an additional left southbound lane closing at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. from Interchange 10 to the east deck truss on the Tappan Zee Bridge.

These lane closures are for the installation of new deck joints in the center lanes main span and west deck truss. All lanes are expected to be open by 6 a.m. the following day.

Thursday, June 25

Work will begin at 9 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes, with an additional left southbound lane closing at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. from Interchange 10 to the east deck truss on the Tappan Zee Bridge.

These lane closures are for the installation of new deck joints in the center lanes main span and west deck truss. All lanes are expected to be open by 6 a.m. the following day.

During Monday through Thursday nights’ operations, two left lanes in the northbound direction from Interchange 8 to milepost 13 will also be closed from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. as part of this work.

Due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway (southbound) in Tarrytown will also be closed from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119. All lanes are expected to be open by 6 a.m. the following day.

Friday, June 26

Work will begin at 9 p.m. resulting in the closure of the left northbound lane, to three northbound lanes at 9:30 p.m., to four northbound at midnight until 8 a.m. from Interchange 8 to the east abutment on the Tappan Zee Bridge.

These lane closures are for the installation of new deck joints in the center lanes main span and west deck truss. All lanes are expected to be open by 10 a.m. the following day

During Friday night’s operations, two left lanes in the northbound direction from Interchange 8 to milepost 13 will also be closed from 9 p.m. until 9 a.m. as part of this work.

Due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway (southbound) in Tarrytown will also be closed from 9 p.m. until 10 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119. All lanes are expected to be open by 10 a.m. the following day.

Saturday, June 27

There is no work scheduled.

For the safety of the public and construction workers, motorists are urged to proceed with caution and obey posted work-zone speed limits. Work will proceed weather-permitting, and schedule updates will be announced as needed.

Traffic updates will be broadcast to motorists via Dynamic Message Signs along the highway and by Highway Advisory Radio, 530 AM in the Tappan Zee Bridge corridor, as well as 1610 AM in the Newburgh area.

Weather permitting, the deck replacement project is slated for completion in Fall 2009.

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