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Immediate Release: January 28, 2011

Thruway Authority to Continue with 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 January 31, 2011.

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

Monday, January 31 and Tuesday, February 1

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left northbound lanes until 6 a.m. from milepost 12.5 to milepost 16.2. In addition, there will be one left southbound lane closure at 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.0 to the west abutment on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least two lanes northbound and two lanes southbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

During Monday and Tuesday night 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.

During Monday and Tuesday nights’ operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance at Interchange 10 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and southbound traffic will be detoured on a posted detour route through Nyack to the entrance at Route 59 near Interchange 11.

Wednesday, February 2 through Friday, February 4

No work scheduled.

Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6

No work scheduled.

These lane closures are also required from milepost 13.3 to milepost 16.2 to complete the replacement of the moveable barriers.

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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