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For immediate release: December 7, 2012
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (518) 436-2983

Thruway Authority to Continue with Tappan Zee Bridge Deck Replacement Project Mon., Dec. 10 through Sun., Dec. 16

Deck replacement work on the Tappan Zee Bridge will continue December 10 through December 16, 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, and 1610 AM in the Newburgh area. To see real-time webcam views of the bridge and approaches, go to http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/map/index.html?layer=cameras .

To receive TRANSalert emails with information on Thruway traffic incidents and other timely information that may affect travel on the Tappan Zee Bridge, go to http://www.thruway.ny.gov/tas/index.shtml .

To see an interactive map including Google traffic conditions for the Thruway and other roadways in New York State and beyond, go to http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/map/index.html?layer=traffic.

Monday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 11
Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes and an additional left southbound lane at 10:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. 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 10:30 p.m. until 6 a.m., 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 and Tuesday night operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance at Exit 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 Exit 11.

During Monday and Tuesday 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.

Wednesday, December 12
Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes and an additional left southbound lane at 10:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. 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., 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 Wednesday night operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance at Exit 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 Exit 11.

During 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, December 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. 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 11:30 p.m. until 6 a.m., 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 Thursday night operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance at Exit 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 Exit 11.

During Thursday night operations, 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.

Friday, December 14
Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes and an additional left southbound lane at 12 midnight 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., 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.

All lanes will be opened to traffic in both directions by 7 a.m. on Saturday.

During Friday night operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance at Exit 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 Exit 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, December 15 and Sunday, December 16
No work scheduled.

The lane closures on Monday through Friday nights next week 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.

During the nighttime operations, a few 20-minute 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.

The second phase of the deck replacement project is slated for completion in the Winter of 2012.

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