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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Revised Schedule Update:
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 Wednesday, July 22, 2009 through Friday, July 24, 2009.

On Wednesday, July 22 through Friday July 24, the installation of the new modular joints will continue in the northbound lanes. 

All work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

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

Wednesday, July 22 (Revised)

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two right northbound lanes, with an additional right northbound lane closing at 10 p.m., and another right northbound lane at 11 p.m., until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.8 to the west abutment on the Tappan Zee Bridge.

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

Thursday, July 23 (Revised)

Work will begin at 9 p.m. resulting in the closure of two right northbound lanes, with an additional right northbound lane closing at 10 p.m., and another right northbound lane at 11 p.m., until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.8 to the west abutment on the Tappan Zee Bridge.
These lane closures are for the installation of new deck joints in the northbound lanes of the main span. All lanes are expected to be open by 6 a.m. the following day.

On Wednesday and Thursday nights, 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 24 (Revised)

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

These lane closures are for the installation of new deck joints in the northbound lanes of the main span. All lanes are expected to be open by 8 a.m. the following day.

During Friday night’s operations, two left lanes in the southbound direction from Interchange 11 to west abutment will also be closed from 10 p.m. until 8 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 8 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.

Saturday, July 25 (Revised)

No work is 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 the Fall of 2009.

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