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Immediate Release: July 15, 2011

Thruway Authority to Continue with Tappan Zee Bridge Deck Replacement Project

No nighttime deck replacement work is scheduled on the Tappan Zee Bridge during the week of July 18, 2011, the New York State Thruway Authority announced today.

Updates will be issued to announce any change in schedule.

Monday, July 18 through Sunday, July 24

No nighttime lane closures are 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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