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For Immediate Release: December 30, 2010

Tappan Zee Bridge Deck Replacement Continues
No Night Work for Week of January 3, 2011

The New York State Thruway Authority announced that deck replacement work on the Tappan Zee Bridge will continue during the week of January 3, 2011.

The work will be done in sequential order, is weather-dependent, and is subject to change. Updates will be issued announcing any change in schedule.

Lane closures will be announced as necessary during the following days:

Monday, January 3, through Friday, January 7

No nighttime lane closures scheduled.

During the day, the re-decking contractor will be working within the hours of scheduled maintenance on the Tappan Zee Bridge, Monday thru Thursday between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, January 8, and Sunday, January 9

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.

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.

The second phase of the deck replacement project is slated for completion in the Winter of 2012.

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