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For Immediate Release:  April 23, 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 April 26, 2010.

The work will be done in sequential order, weather permitting. Updates will be issued announcing any change in schedule. Lane closures during this operation:

Monday, April 26 through Wednesday, April 28
Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two right northbound lanes, and another right lane will be closed 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 three lanes southbound will be open to traffic from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.

During Monday through Wednesday nights’ 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.

Next week’s 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 milepost 13.8 to the west abutment. All lanes are expected to be open by 6 a.m. the following day.

Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, May 2
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 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 Spring of 2010.

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