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The Week Above — and Below — The Tappan Zee Bridge

IMG_6462EsWPL2A busy week is in the works for the roadway above and the river below the Tappan Zee Bridge. On Monday and Tuesday nights (Aug 12-13), the southbound entrance to the Thruway from South Broadway at Exit 10 in South Nyack will be closed from 8p to 6a to accommodate deck work on the TZB.  Work will begin at 8p closing two left southbound lanes. One northbound lane will also be closed from 9p-6a.

Meanwhile, 24-hour-a-day dredging of the Hudson River will continue as part of the New NY Bridge Project through October 31. On November 1, dredging will be halted to avoid disturbing the migration and spawning patterns of sturgeon and other fish. This work will open a trench for the North span of a new Tappan Zee Bridge by removing sediment from the river bottom. Dredging crews will start with the main navigation channel near Westchester and work towards the East and West shorelines.

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a revised Notice to Mariners with updated safety information, including a request that boaters use the main channel, reduce wake and use extreme caution while transiting the area in the vicinity of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Tappan Zee Constructors, the private consortium building the new Tappan Zee Bridge, will continue fencing and sidewalk work along River Road in South Nyack north of the existing bridge. This work is part of the bulkhead construction area and will be performed between 7a-3p Monday through Friday.

Photo Credit: ©2013 Alison Perry

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