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For immediate release: May 24, 2013
Contact: Betsy Feldstein, (518) 471-5300

THRUWAY AUTHORITY TO CONTINUE WITH FINAL PHASES
OF THE TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE DECK PROJECT
MON., MAY 27 THROUGH SUN., JUNE 2

Work on the Tappan Zee Bridge will continue May 28 through May 31, the New York State Thruway Authority announced today.

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

Monday, May 27

No work scheduled.

Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, May 31

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

Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29

No nighttime lane closures scheduled.

Nighttime lane closures scheduled for Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31

Thursday, May 30

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 and one lane northbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

During Thursday 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 (Nyack).

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 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.

Friday, May 31

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. 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 and one lane 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 (Nyack).

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

The nighttime lane closures on Thursday and 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.

Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2

No work scheduled.

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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/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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