For immediate release: January 11, 2013
Contact: Betsy Feldstein, (518) 471-5300
THRUWAY AUTHORITY TO CONTINUE WITH FINAL PHASES OF THE TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE DECK REPLACEMENT PROJECT MON., JAN. 14 THROUGH FRI., JAN. 18
Additional work on the Tappan Zee Bridge will continue January 14 through January 18, the New York State Thruway Authority announced today. However, there will not be any nighttime work on the bridge during this period.
In case of inclement weather, the work may be postponed. Updates will be issued to announce any change in schedule.
Monday, January 14 through Friday, January 18
No nighttime lane closures scheduled.
During the daytime hours, the contractor will be working within designated maintenance lane closures and/or underneath the bridge.
Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20
No work scheduled.
For the safety of the public and construction workers, motorists are urged to proceed with caution and obey posted work-zone speed limits.
The replacement of deck plates is complete, but additional work will continue in the coming months.
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 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/travelers/map/index.html?layer=traffic.