For Immediate Release: April 1, 2010
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 April 5, 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, April 5 through Thursday, April 8
Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two right southbound lanes, with an additional right southbound 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 southbound and three lanes northbound will be opened to traffic from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Friday, April 9
Work will begin at 9 p.m. resulting in the closure of two right southbound lanes, with an additional right southbound lane closing at 12 Midnight, until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.8 to the west abutment on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least one lane southbound and three lanes northbound will be opened to traffic from midnight to 6 a.m.
These lane closures are required in order for the contractor to be able to perform punch-list work on the concrete deck and steel barriers from the west abutment to milepost 13.8. 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, April 10
No work 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 Spring of 2010.