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For Immediate Release: Friday, February 5, 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 February 8, 2010. 

The work is to be done in sequential order and the direction of the work may be adjusted due to delays and cancellation due to inclement weather.

All work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

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

Monday, February 8 through Wednesday, February 10

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two right northbound lanes, until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.8 to the west abutment on the Tappan Zee Bridge.  At least two lanes 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 the new steel barrier, the installation of joints in the causeway, and to clean and remove the shield at the main span and west deck truss. 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, February 11

Work will begin at 9 p.m. resulting in the closure of one right northbound lane and another right northbound lane closing at 10 p.m.  until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.8 to the west abutment on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least two lanes northbound and two lanes southbound will be opened to traffic from midnight until 6 a.m.

These lane closures are for the installation of the new steel barrier, the installation of joints in the causeway, and to clean and remove the shield at the main span and west deck truss. 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, February 12 – Sunday, February 14

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 Variable 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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