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Immediate Release: August 19, 2011

Thruway Authority to Continue with Tappan Zee Bridge Deck Replacement Project

No nighttime deck replacement work has been scheduled on the Tappan Zee Bridge during the week of August 18, 2011, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.  The contractor will be working during the day within the Bridge Maintenance’s lane closures.

Updates will be issued to announce any change in schedule.

Monday, August 22 through Sunday, August 28

There are no nighttime lane closures 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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