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For Immediate Release:  May 28, 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 this weekend and during the week of May 31, 2010.

The work is to be done in sequential order weather-dependent and subject to change.

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

Monday, May 31
No work scheduled due to Memorial Day holiday.

Tuesday, June 1 through Wednesday, June 2
Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of one right northbound lane and another right northbound lane at 9 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 three lanes southbound will be open to traffic from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.

Thursday, June 3
Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of one right northbound lane and another right northbound lane 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 three lanes southbound will be open to traffic from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.

During Tuesday through Thursday 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.

Friday, June 4
Work will begin at 9 p.m. resulting in the closure of one right northbound lane and an additional right northbound lane at 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. from milepost 13.8 to the west abutment on the Tappan Zee Bridge.  At least two lanes northbound and three lanes southbound will be open to traffic from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m.

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.

Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6
No work scheduled.

Next week’s lane closures are required in order for the contractor to be able to perform punch-list work on the concrete deck, work on the steel barriers from milepost 13.8 to the west abutment and to remove the materials used during the contract for the underdeck shield. 

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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