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Immediate Release: June 10, 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 June 13, 2011, the New York State Thruway announced.

Monday, June 13

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of one right northbound lane, an additional right northbound lane at 9 p.m. and another right northbound 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 northbound and three lanes southbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

During Monday 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.

Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of one left northbound lane, an additional left northbound lane at 9 p.m. and another left lane northbound 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 northbound and three lanes southbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

During Tuesday and Wednesday 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.

Thursday, June 16

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two right southbound lanes and an additional right 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 Thursday night 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.

Friday, June 17

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of one right southbound lane and an additional right southbound lane at 9 p.m. until 7 a.m., and another right southbound lane at 12 midnight 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 Friday night operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance at Interchange 10 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 7 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 18 and Sunday, June 19
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 and surveying 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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