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Immediate Release: June 24, 2011

Tappan Zee Bridge Deck Replacement Continues
No Work Scheduled July 1 through July 4

Deck replacement work on the Tappan Zee Bridge will continue during the week of June 27, 2011, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.

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.

Work will be suspended July 1 through July 4 because of the holiday weekend.

Monday, June 27

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 Monday 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 detour route signs will be posted through Nyack for the entrance at Route 59 near Interchange 11.

Tuesday, June 28 thru Thursday, June 30

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 Tuesday through 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 detour route signs will be posted through Nyack for the entrance at Route 59 near Interchange 11.

Friday, July 1 thru Monday, July 4

No work scheduled.

The lane closures on Monday through Thursday nights are required for the contractor to perform deck repairs and to survey 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.

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

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