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For Immediate Release: July 10, 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 July 13, 2009.

On Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16, the installation of new modular joints in the main span will continue in the southbound lanes. 

On the evenings of Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18, the Authority’s contractor will be completing the installation of concrete deck panels on the main span and west deck truss of the southbound roadway.

All work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

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

Monday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 15

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two right southbound lanes, with an additional right southbound lane closing at 10 p.m., and another right southbound lane closing at 11 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 southbound lanes of the main span. All lanes are expected to be open by 6 a.m. the following day.

Thursday, July 16

Work will begin at 9 p.m. resulting in the closure of two right southbound lanes, with an additional right southbound lane closing at 10 p.m., and another right southbound lane closing at 11 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 southbound lanes of the main span. 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.

Friday, July 17

Work will begin at 9 p.m. resulting in the closure of two right southbound lanes, with an additional right southbound lane closing at 11 p.m., and another right southbound lane closing at midnight, until 8 a.m. from Interchange 10 to the east deck truss on the Tappan Zee Bridge.

These lane closures are for the completion of new deck panels in the southbound lanes of the main span and west deck truss. All lanes are expected to be open by 8 a.m. the following day.

Saturday, July 18

Work will begin at 10 p.m. resulting in the closure of two right southbound lanes, with an additional right southbound lane closing at 11 p.m., and another right southbound lane closing at 1 a.m., until 9 a.m. from Interchange 10 to the east deck truss on the Tappan Zee Bridge.

These lane closures are for the completion of new deck panels in the southbound lanes of the main span and west deck truss. All lanes are expected to be open by 9 a.m. the following day.

During Friday and Saturday night’s operations, the southbound entrance at Interchange 10 will be closed and southbound traffic will be detoured on a posted detour route through Nyack to the entrance to the southbound roadway at Route 59 near Interchange 11.

Two left lanes in the northbound direction from Interchange 8 to milepost 13 will also be closed from 9 p.m. until 10 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.

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 the Fall of 2009.

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