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For immediate release: March 11, 2013
Contact: Betsy Feldstein, (518) 471-5300

REVISED LANE CLOSURES FOR THIS WEEK’S WORK ON THE
TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE DECK PROJECT
MON., MARCH 11 THROUGH FRI., MARCH 15

The New York State Thruway Authority revised its schedule for the Tappan Zee Bridge Deck Project from March 11 through March 15.  

Please note revised lane closures and work times below.

In case of inclement weather, the work may be postponed. Updates will be issued to announce any change in schedule.

Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15

During the daytime hours, the contractor will be working within designated maintenance lane closures and/or underneath the bridge.


Nighttime lane closures scheduled for Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15

Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 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. At least one lane southbound and three lanes 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 to the Thruway at Exit 10 (South Nyack) will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and southbound detour signs will be posted through Nyack for the entrance at Route 59 near Exit 11.

Wednesday, March 13

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of one right northbound lane, an additional right northbound at 9 p.m., and another right northbound lane at 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. At least one lane northbound and three lanes southbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

During Wednesday night operations, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp to the Thruway from Broadway 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, March 14

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of one right northbound lane, an additional right northbound at 9 p.m., and another right northbound lane at 11:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. At least one lane northbound and three lanes southbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

During Thursday night operations, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp to the Thruway from Broadway 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.

Friday, March 15

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 6 a.m. At least one lane southbound and three lanes northbound will be opened to traffic from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

During Friday night operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance to the Thruway at Exit 10 (South Nyack) will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and southbound detour signs will be posted through Nyack for the entrance at Route 59 near Exit 11.

Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17

No work scheduled.

The nighttime lane closures on Monday through Friday are required in order for the contractor to continue with miscellaneous work on the Tappan Zee Bridge.  

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. 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,
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.

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