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Immediate Release: December 16, 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 December 19, 2011, the New York State Thruway Authority announced today.

The work will be done in sequential order, is weather-dependent, and is subject to change. Updates will be issued to announce any change in schedule.

Monday, December 19 through Friday, December 23

No work is scheduled.

Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25

No work is scheduled.

No nighttime lane closures will be provided on Monday through Friday. The contractor will be working daytime, as allowed, within Tappan Zee Bridge Maintenance’s lane closures.

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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