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Immediate Release: May 27, 2011

Thruway Authority to Continue with Tappan Zee Bridge Deck Replacement Project

Deck replacement work on the Tappan Zee Bridge will continue during the week of May 30, 2011, the New York State Thruway Authority announced today.

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, May 30

No work scheduled.

Tuesday, May 31

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes and an additional left southbound lane at 10:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.2 to milepost 17.9 on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least one lane southbound and three lanes northbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday June 2

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes and an additional left southbound lane at 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.2 to milepost 17.9 on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least one lane southbound and three lanes northbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

During Wednesday and Thursday night operations, 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.

Friday, June 3

Work will begin at 9 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes and an additional left southbound lane at 12 midnight until 8 a.m. from milepost 13.2 to milepost 17.9 on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least one lane southbound and three lanes northbound will be opened to traffic from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.

During Friday night operations, the southbound entrance at Interchange 10 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. and southbound traffic will be detoured on a posted detour route through Nyack to the entrance at Route 59 near Interchange 11.

Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5
No work scheduled.

The lane closures on Monday through Friday nights are required in order for the contractor to be able to perform deck repairs, surveying and limited milling and paving on the Tappan Zee Bridge from milepost 13.2 to milepost 17.9.

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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