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For immediate release: September 14, 2012
Contact: Office of Public Affairs, (518) 436-2983

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 September 17, 2012, 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.

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. To see webcam views of the bridge and approaches, go to: http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/map/index.html?layer=cameras.

To receive TRANSalerts, emails that provide real-time information on major unscheduled incidents that may affect travel on the Tappan Zee Bridge and the Thruway, go to: http://www.thruway.ny.gov/tas/index.shtml.

Monday, September 17 through Wednesday, September 19
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 8 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 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

During Monday through Wednesday night operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance at Interchange 10 South Nyack 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 Monday through Wednesday night operations, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway southbound in Tarrytown will also be closed from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.   

Thursday, September 20
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 Thursday night operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance at Interchange 10 South Nyack 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 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, September 21
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 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 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.

Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23
Work will begin at 11 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes, and an additional left southbound lane at 1 a.m. until 9 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 11 p.m., and an additional left northbound lane at 12 midnight until 9 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 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. and one lane northbound will be opened to traffic from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m.

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

During Saturday night operations, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway (southbound) in Tarrytown will also be closed from 11 p.m. until 9 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.

No work scheduled for Sunday night, September 23

The lane closures on Monday through Saturday 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 stoppages 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 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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