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For Immediate Release: Friday, September 18, 2009

Thruway Authority to Continue Tappan Zee Bridge Deck Replacement Project

The New York State Thruway Authority announced that deck replacement work on the Tappan Zee Bridge will continue this Saturday, September 19, 2009 and the coming week of September 21, 2009.

On Saturday, September 19, the contractor will continue the installation of the main span joints in the southbound lanes. 

On Monday, September 21 through Friday, September 25, the contractor will continue the installation of the main span joints in the northbound lanes. 

On Saturday, September 26, the contractor will continue the installation of the main span joints in the southbound lanes. 

All work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

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

Saturday, September 19

Work will begin at 9 p.m. resulting in the closure of one right southbound lanes, with an additional right southbound lane closing at 10 p.m., with an additional right southbound lane closing at 11 p.m.,  and another right southbound lane closing at 1 a.m., until 8 a.m. from Interchange 10 to the east deck truss on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least one lane southbound and two lanes northbound will be opened to traffic from 1 a.m. until 8 a.m.

These lane closures are for the completion of new bridge joints in the southbound lanes of the main span.  All lanes are expected to be open by 9 a.m. the following day.

During Saturday nights’ operations, due to the southbound lane closures, 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.

In addition, two left lanes in the northbound direction from Interchange 8 to milepost 13 will 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 9 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.

Monday, September 21 through Wednesday, September 23
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 closing at 11 p.m., until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.8 to the west abutment on the Tappan Zee Bridge.  At least one lane northbound and two lanes southbound will be opened to traffic from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.

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.

During Monday through Wednesday night’s operations, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway (southbound) in Tarrytown will also be closed from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.

Two southbound left lanes will be closed from Interchange 10 to the west abutment from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.

Thursday, September 24

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 closing at 11 p.m., until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.8 to the west abutment on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least one lane northbound and two lanes southbound will be opened to traffic from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.

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.

During Thursday night’s operations, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway (southbound) in Tarrytown will also be closed from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.

Two southbound left lanes will be closed from Interchange 10 to the west abutment from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.

Friday, September 25

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 closing at 11 p.m., until 6 a.m. from Interchange 10 to the east deck truss on the Tappan Zee Bridge.  At least one lane northbound and two lanes southbound will be opened to traffic from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.

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

During Friday night’s operations, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway (southbound) in Tarrytown will also be closed from 9 p.m. until 8 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.

Two southbound left lanes will also be closed from Interchange 10 to the west abutment from 9 p.m. until 8 a.m. Friday night as part of this work.

Saturday, September 26

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of one right southbound lanes, with an additional right southbound lane closing at 10 p.m., with an additional right southbound lane closing at 11 pm,  and another right southbound lane closing at 1 a.m., until 8 a.m. from Interchange 10 to the east deck truss on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least one lane southbound and two lanes northbound will be opened to traffic from 1 a.m. until 8 a.m.

These lane closures are for the completion of new bridge joints in the southbound lanes of the main span.  All lanes are expected to be open by 9 a.m. the following day.

During Saturday nights’ operations, due to the southbound lane closures, 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.

In addition, two left lanes in the northbound direction from Interchange 8 to milepost 13 will 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 9 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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