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For Immediate Release: January 15, 2010

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 during the week of January 18, 2010. 

The work is to be done in sequential order and the direction of the work may be adjusted due to delays.  All work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

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

Monday, January 18
Work will begin at 9 p.m. resulting in the closure of two right southbound lanes from milepost 13.8 to the west abutment on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least two lanes southbound and three lanes northbound will be opened to traffic from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Tuesday, January 19 through Friday, January 22
Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two right southbound lanes from milepost 13.8 to the west abutment on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least two lanes southbound and three lanes northbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.

These lane closures are for the installation of rubber seals caps in the modular joints and the cleaning of the shields for removal in the main span and west deck truss. All lanes are expected to be open by 6 a.m. the following day.

During Monday through Friday 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.

Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24
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 Winter of 2010.

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