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Immediate Release: June 8, 2012

Tappan Zee Bridge Deck Replacement Project Continues

The concrete deck replacement work on the Tappan Zee Bridge will continue during the week of June 11, 2012, 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, June 11 thru Wednesday, June 13

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. In addition, this will result in the closure of one left northbound lane at 9 p.m. and an additional left northbound lane at 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.2 to milepost 16.2 also on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least one lane southbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and one lane northbound will be opened to traffic from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

During night operations Monday through Wednesday, 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.

During night operations Monday through Wednesday, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway (southbound) in Tarrytown will also be closed from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.

Thursday, June 14

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. In addition, this will result in the closure of one left northbound lane at 10 p.m. and an additional left northbound lane at 12 midnight until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.2 to milepost 16.2 also on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least one lane southbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and one lane northbound will be opened to traffic from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

During the 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.
During the Thursday night operations, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway (southbound) in Tarrytown will also be closed from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.

Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16

Work will begin at 9 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes and an additional left southbound lane at 12 Midnight until 7 a.m. from milepost 13.2 to milepost 17.9 on the Tappan Zee Bridge. In addition, this will result in the closure of one left northbound lane at 10 p.m. and an additional left northbound lane at 12 midnight until 7 a.m. from milepost 13.2 to milepost 16.2 also on the Tappan Zee Bridge. At least one lane southbound will be opened to traffic from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. and one lane northbound will be opened to traffic from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

During the Friday night operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance at Interchange 10 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. and southbound detour route signs will be posted through Nyack for the entrance at Route 59 near Interchange 11.

During the Friday night operations, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway (southbound) in Tarrytown will also be closed from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.
No work scheduled for Saturday night
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Sunday, June 17

No work scheduled.

The lane closures on Tuesday through Friday nights are required in order for the contractor to continue with the replacement of the deck in the middle three lanes on the Tappan Zee Bridge from milepost 13.2 to milepost 17.9.

During the nighttime operations, several 20-minutes traffic stops will take place in both the northbound and southbound directions.

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 electronic 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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