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For immediate release: August 9, 2013
Contact: Betsy Feldstein, (518) 471-5300


Work on the Tappan Zee Bridge will continue August 12 through August 18, 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, August 12 through Friday, August 16

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

Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes until 6 a.m. on the Tappan Zee Bridge. Additionally, this will result in the closure of one left northbound lane from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.  At least two lanes in both directions 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. Southbound detour signs will be posted through Nyack for the entrance at Route 59 near exit 11 (Nyack).

During Monday and Tuesday 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.

Wednesday, August 14 through Friday, August 16

No nighttime lane closures scheduled.

Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18

No work scheduled.

The nighttime lane closures on Monday and Tuesday are required in order for the contractor to complete 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:

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:

To see an interactive map including Google traffic conditions for the Thruway and other roadways in New York State and beyond, go to:

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