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Immediate Release: August 5, 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 August 8, 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.

Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9  

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 Monday and Tuesday 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.

Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11

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

Friday, August 12

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of one left southbound lane, an additional left southbound lane at 9 p.m. and another 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 8 p.m. to 8 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 8 a.m. and southbound detour route signs will be posted through Nyack for the entrance at Route 59 near Interchange 11.

Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14

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 on the Tappan Zee Bridge from milepost 13.2 to milepost 13.8.

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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