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For Immediate Release: 05/20/24
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 |


Lane Reductions on Route 9 Will Be In Place Near Route 119 and Paulding Avenue Enabling Crews to Assemble New Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Until Mid-July 

One Lane in Each Direction Will be Available From 9:30 AM to 3 PM Weekdays to Safely Facilitate Work Activities Starting June 3 

Two Lanes in Each Direction Through the Work Zone Will Be Open At All Other Times 

Motorists Should Expect Delays and Plan Ahead 

See Renderings of Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Here 

The New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Department of Transportation today announced that on-site assembly of a new 270-foot-long pedestrian/bicycle bridge is scheduled to begin on Route 9 (South Broadway) in Tarrytown on Wednesday, May 29. Work will occur during the day and require lane reductions on Route 9 near Route 119 and Paulding Avenue. This work is anticipated to take approximately six weeks to complete and will culminate with the installation of the new bridge over the Thruway (I-87/I-287).

The new bridge is part of a $13.9 million two-year multimodal project that began in spring 2023 and is funded by both the Thruway Authority and Department of Transportation. The multifaceted project will extend the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge side path one mile south to Lyndhurst Mansion, add a second left turn lane from South Broadway to the southbound Thruway entrance ramp, install a traffic signal on Route 9 at Paulding Avenue to make it safer to turn left, among other improvements for residents, motorists, visitors, and area businesses.

The next stage is the assembly and erection of the pedestrian/bicycle bridge. Crews will utilize a portion of Route 9 to build the bridge in segments. The bridge will be 270-foot-long, 16 feet wide and 15 feet tall and made up of 12 truss sections that range in length from 38 to 52 feet and weigh up to 26,000 pounds.

Starting the evening of Tuesday, May 28, contractor crews will begin preparations for assembly, by staging equipment and materials, along with setting up the new temporary traffic pattern from just north of Route 119 past Paulding Avenue. Starting May 29, four lanes will be open—two in each direction.

Route 9 will be in this traffic pattern around the clock until Monday, June 3, and then from 3 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends until mid-July. 

Beginning June 3, Route 9 will have one lane available in each direction near Route 119 and Paulding Avenue between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. Outside of the bridge assembly hours, four lanes will be available—two in each direction. Pedestrians will be able to cross Route 9 through the work zone on its east side; they should follow the posted detour. 


Certified flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone. The speed limit will be 25 mph and motorists should exercise caution when passing through the area. Motorists are encouraged to give themselves extra time as they may encounter delays in the area. Digital message boards have been placed around the work zone to advise motorists and pedestrians about the project. Physical signs will be installed in the work zone to alert pedestrians about the upcoming detour. 


Details about the installation of the bridge will be provided at a later date. Finishing work on the bridge will follow, which includes landscaping and other aesthetic features. 

Later this summer and in the early fall, crews will complete the remaining activities, which include relocating Tarrytown’s water main onto the Route 9 vehicle bridge; repairing and resurfacing Route 9 from Route 119 to just south of Gracemere Lane; restriping the roadway to add the second left turn lane on southbound Route 9; and landscaping at the end of Paulding Avenue.

Gianfia Corporation of Hawthorne, N.Y., is the project contractor. 

Upon completion of the project at the end of 2024, the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge's side path will extend approximately one mile south from the path’s Westchester Landing at 333 South Broadway in Tarrytown to Lyndhurst Mansion, where pedestrians and cyclists will be able to seamlessly connect with the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The side path currently ends at a high-volume jug handle where Route 9 meets Route 119. More than 650,000 people have visited the bridge's 3.6-mile path since it opened in 2020. 

For additional project information, renderings, and graphics, visit the project page on the Thruway Authority’s website.

Motorists should follow the posted work zone speed limits and are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual's driver license. 

For up-to-date travel information, motorists are encouraged to download its mobile app which is available to download for free on iPhone and Android devices. The app provides motorists direct access to real-time traffic and navigation assistance while on the go. Travelers can also visit the Thruway Authority's interactive Traveler Map which features live traffic cameras. Motorists can also sign up for TRANSalert e-mails, which provide the latest traffic conditions along the Thruway.